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Adopt An Annuitant participants receive post-hurricane aid through grants


DALLAS (BP) — As people begin to rebuild their lives in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, retired ministers and widows have qualified for emergency grants – ranging from $500 to $2,000 – from GuideStone Financial Resources’ Adopt An Annuitant program.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, GuideStone staff began contacting Adopt An Annuitant recipients to check on their situation and offer help.

The program provides financial support for nearly 2,500 retired Southern Baptist ministers or their widows whose income is insufficient to meet their daily needs. Qualifying individuals receive $200 a month and qualifying couples receive $265 a month. The Adopt An Annuitant program can accept a gift of any amount, and nothing is taken out for administrative costs – 100 percent is used to help someone in need.

Additional information on the Adopt An Annuitant program is available at or by calling (800) 262-0511.