Religious institutions in America have found themselves increasingly under attack by the left in recent years, with the media regularly piling on. Whether it’s going after football coaches for praying on the field after games, attacking houses of worship as bigoted, or bankrupting businesses for not giving up their religious beliefs, the attack continues. But guess who stepped up to provide the most relief during recent hurricanes?
According to a report from USA Today, it’s faith-based organizations that provide the most help to local communities in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters. This includes Hurricane Harvey – which slammed into Texas, and Hurricane Irma – which just hit Florida. Faith-based organizations work with FEMA officials, not against or separate from them, to deliver the best response to the most people.
As an example, The Convoy of Hope, a non-denominational Christian organization, specializes in feeding. Before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, the Convoy had three trailer trucks stocked with food, water, and sanitary supplies parked in the state waiting to deploy to areas hardest hit.
The Adventists have agreements with states around the country to provide warehouse services in the event of a disaster. They are not alone. The work of Samaritan’s Purse, Catholic Charities, and Southern Baptists is legendary. FEMA reported that 75 percent of the support they received for Harvey relief came from faith-based groups.
Will criticism of Americans with deep faith abate? Of course not. But that won’t change what they do.
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Katie Pavlich is a writer for Town Hall and a contributor to Fox News.