|Jim Towey, director of the White House’s Faith-Based Initiatives, addresses Southern Baptist volunteer leaders at the Disaster Relief Roundtable at Fielder Road Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas. by Kathleen Murray |
ARLINGTON, Texas (BP)--The White House director of Faith-Based Initiatives told Southern Baptist volunteers, “No longer are you considered a group of last resort, but a group of first resort. The government doesn’t take for granted your contributions, but seeks to take advantage of them.”
Jim Towey spoke to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief leaders at their Disaster Relief Roundtable April 25-27 at Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas.
Expressing the gratitude of President George W. Bush for Southern Baptists’ response to last summer’s hurricanes, Towey said, “The president knows the efforts taken during the disaster relief phase were extraordinary in scope and compassion because government can’t love the way your people did.” Read More