Disaster Relief

It was 1967 during the aftermath of Hurricane Beulah that Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief was birthed by six guys using a buddy burner to heat canned food along the Texas coast.  Fast forward 50 years, today Southern Baptists have over 1,500 units strategically situated throughout the United States staffed by trained volunteers prepared to minister to hurting people directly affected by disasters. 

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Disaster Relief extends the love of Christ to disaster survivors by preparing hot meals, removing damaging trees and debris, tarping roofs, shoveling mud, providing emergency communications, and coordinating the response through Incident Command leadership.  Following a common ministry pattern of Jesus Christ, volunteers seek to share God’s grace, hope, and Truth while meeting physical needs.  The volunteers also offer hot showers and clean laundry to hard working Disaster Relief volunteers.  Disaster Relief is a ministry of the heart – caring people rushing to people in crisis to offer the help, healing, and hope of Jesus Christ.

2018 Training Dates

March 10, 2018 – Mountain Home FBC
April 14, 2018 – Cross Church Springdale
May 5, 2018 – Immanuel El Dorado
September 8, 2018 – Walnut Street Jonesboro
October 13, 2018 – Geyer Springs FBC

8:00am - 2:00pm
Registration will open in January.

The following trainings will be offered at all locations:
  * Assessment
  * Chainsaw
  * Communications
  * Feeding
  * Flood Recovery (formerly Mud-Out)
  * Shower/Laundry

New volunteers, $30 - Training materials, background check, ID and lanyard, lunch, DR cap             
Updates needing new DR ID, $20 - Training materials, background check, ID and lanyard, lunch            


DISASTER RELIEF CLOTHING ONLINE -- If you are a credentialed disaster relief worker, you may order DR clothing online. Credit card or check required. CLICK HERE. 

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