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Build Together

Helping individuals and communities rebuild homes and lives through small projects to disaster relief 

Local Community

The Build Together team works in partnership with Operation Backyard and Widowed Parent Relief Project to meet the primary goal of serving those experiencing poverty, older adults, and single parents within our community.

Our dedicated team is always ready to respond to a need, whether rebuilding a bus stop in the Pines or building a ramp at the
2nd Saturday Ramp Build.

We are always looking for new hands to expand our team! Your heart and willingness to serve are the only requirements; it doesn’t matter your skill level.

Disaster Relief

When homes and lives have been damaged by a natural disaster, people search for help to return their lives to normal.
In all these situations, we find opportunities for followers of Jesus to be the presence of Christ as they provide for the needs of others.

Fellowship Church is honored to partner with Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief for those that want to dig deeper and serve during disaster events. This partnership allows us to step into other areas of Knox County, East Tennessee, and beyond.  

Through this partnership, there are specialized trainings in many facets specific to Disaster Relief. You can train at any time and be placed on an on-call email list to be voluntarily contacted in the event of a disaster.

We are also in partnership with God's Warehouse, a disaster relief distribution center in Morristown, TN. There is always a need here for help organizing and sorting donated items.

Our Disaster Relief Plan

Natural disasters occur frequently in our nation and in our world.  Our first response is often, “What should I do?”  
The Build Together team understands response requires commitment to having developed a plan to guide us as we reach out to those impacted.  Our Disaster Relief Plan is outlined below.

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Pray & Listen
While first responders assess what kinds of responses are needed immediately, we can rise up and be effective prayer warriors for those in the midst of disaster. If available, we can offer specialized responders to partner with local/federal government entities.

Give
 We want to be the best stewards of the finances God gives us. By clicking on the "Give" button, your Disaster Relief donations will be used in the best ways possible to provide relief.

The option to give is always open to everyone—we want to be ready for an immediate financial response in the wake of disaster.

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Wait
Our natural response is to act now. However, we know immediate, direct involvement isn't always what's needed—sending people and supplies can sometimes do more harm than good and may not be an appropriate response.

Mobilize
In cooperation with our Disaster Relief partners, trained teams may be mobilized for short-term relief trips locally, nationally, or internationally. By clicking the "Volunteer" button, you can learn about disaster relief training.

Give
During this time, collecting and sending items can be overwhelming or unnecessary; in these early stages, cash and gift cards  will meet needs more quickly.  By clicking on the "Give" button, your Disaster Relief donations will be used in the best ways possible to provide relief.

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Mobilize
We are positioned to be a long-term presence for helping people and communities rebuild. There are often many small communities who are forgotten or marginalized in the aftermath of a disaster. We will actively seek out those communities and partner with local churches to help recover and rebuild. The ultimate goal is to respond to these disasters by pointing those in need to the hope and love of Jesus Christ.  
Click the "Volunteer" button to learn more.

Give
Ongoing, long-term recovery is a costly endeavor, and the partners we visit will have gone through significant financial and material loss. We encourage those who are able to continue giving so that we're ready to mobilize when needed. By clicking on the "Give" button, your Disaster Relief donations will be used in the best ways possible to provide relief.

Questions?

julie carr

Coordinator of Church Mobilization Ministries