How far can a church go in assisting a congregation in a disaster area?


How far can a congregation go to help another congregation in need? For example several states away a congregation’s building gets destroyed by a hurricane along with several members homes. Because of the devastation, they have no access to building supply stores and the like. They are not just in need of monetary assistance but living assistance as well, lumber, appliances etc. to rebuild. Scripturally how can a congregation assist?


See The Church at Work in Benevolence.

In times of disaster, congregations can independently send funds or other aid to Christians in a disaster area. The elders of the local church receive the aid and since they know who is need, they distribute it to the needy members.

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