SBTC giving options to care for Sutherland Springs

November 8th, 2017 / By: Kay Adkins / comments

SBTC giving options to care for Sutherland Springs

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS—The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention has established three options for submitting monetary donations to care for victims of the November 5 tragedy at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.

Donors may choose one of the following methods:

  • Option 1: Donate online at
  • Option 2: Text a specific dollar amount, followed by the word ‘Sutherland’, to 817-442-2792. Example: for a $25 donation, text ‘25sutherland’ to 817-442-2792.
  • Option 3:  Send a check payable to the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention to: SBTC, PO Box 1988, Grapevine, TX 76089. The note “Care for Sutherland Springs” should be designated on the check.

Funds collected will be used to meet needs of the church’s pastors and members, as well as others in the community who suffered loss.  Immediate needs include trauma and grief counseling, funeral expenses, and church clean-up and repair.

In a video message on the SBTC web site, Pastor/Church Relations Director Dr. Tony Wolfe addressed the Sutherland Springs community as family. He said, “We will walk with you on this long journey ahead, leaning every single moment on the grace that is ours in Christ Jesus.”

Dr. Wolfe’s brief message of condolence can be accessed at The same web page also contains updated prayer needs for the Sutherland Springs community and a link to the online giving option.