The consequences of COVID-19 are being felt far and wide in the United States and Puerto Rico.

We must unite as a people of faith to strengthen, help and uphold each other during this time of unprecedented crisis, trial and recovery.

While we know that you may be experiencing your own challenges, we ask that you please consider supporting COVID-19 Recovery: Renewing Hope and Service, our emergency One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) initiative in the United States and Puerto Rico. Together, let’s care for our neighbors in need with hope and healing.

We are inspired by the Epistle of James 2:18: “I will show you my faith by what I do.”  Please join us in raising $1,000,000 over the next year to bring hope and healing to suffering communities.

Every $25 will help to:

  • Assist churches that are experiencing their own financial hardship and lack of resources to seek alternate ways to gather and attend to the needs of their congregations and communities;
  • Support community ministries attempting to provide food and shelter, while adhering to social distancing guidelines;
  • Close the digital divide that has become more apparent in low-income households as children are unable to complete lessons, and worshipers are disconnected from fellowship because of lack of access to virtual church services;
  • Combat the racial hostility that has increased exponentially toward our Asian brothers and sisters; and
  • Aid those affected by the virus—both those who continue to struggle without necessary medical care and those medical professionals who risk their lives daily.


Bonus Episode: Student essays for the Dear Coronavirus… essay contest at Zion Baptist Church in Petersburg, Virginia.


Donations may be made via your church or via credit card online. If donating by check, please make check payable to American Baptist Home Mission Societies, write “OGHS-COVID Response: US & PR” on the memo line and mail to:

Attn: Leda Carter
American Baptist Home Mission Societies
1075 First Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406


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