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.
- See updates about Disaster Relief Work on Facebook
- Donate ONLINE or BY CHECK: (your donations make a difference!) -- Donate ONLINE to Arkansas Disaster Relief or send your check made out to the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, memo line "Disaster Relief" and mail it to Missions Team-Disaster Relief, 10 Remington Drive, Little Rock, AR 72204
2018 Regional Training Dates
March 10, 2018 – Mountain Home FBC (1205 Spring St., Mountain Home, AR 72653)
April 14, 2018 – Cross Church Springdale (1709 Johnson Rd., Springdale, AR 72762)
May 5, 2018 – Immanuel El Dorado (701 South West Avenue, El Dorado, AR 71730)
September 8, 2018 – Walnut Street Jonesboro (1910 Scenic Rd., Jonesboro, AR 72401)
October 13, 2018 – Geyer Springs FBC (12400 Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR 72210)
8:00am - 2:00pm
These trainings will be offered at all locations:
* Flood Recovery (formerly Mud-Out)
Ham Radio testing available at 2018 DR Regional Training events for $15. A great place to get ready for your multi-choice test is http://www.arrl.org/getting-licensed. Particularly the “Exam Practice” or Taking Practice Exams sections.No test-specific training will be offered during the Disaster Relief training, so please come prepared to test. (The Amateur Radio Technician test question pool will change after June 30, 2018, so be sure to study the current set of questions.)
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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