It's important to understand the three "R's" of disaster response: Rescue, Relief and Recovery. Most Baptists are able to help in the relief and recovery phases. The recovery phase will last for a year or longer.
One of the best ways to give to Hurricane Harvey victims is through Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR). There are three ways to give to SBDR:
1). Through your Baptist state convention. The Kentucky Baptist Convention provides Disaster Relief training as well.
2). The North American Mission Board - you can give or go for a week in September.
3). Baptist Global Response - this is the Southern Baptist version of Samaritan's Purse.
Any of the these three Southern Baptist organizations provide relief and recovery during disasters.