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 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:
  * Assessment
  * Chainsaw
  * Communications
  * Feeding
  * Flood Recovery (formerly Mud-Out)
  * Safety
  * Shower/Laundry

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.)



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    
Cross Training Volunteers with current DR ID, Free - Training materials and lunch    

All Attendees Register HERE
Registration for each event will close Friday at 5:00 p.m. the evening before the event. If you miss the online registration, please arrive early to register at the door.
Registration for the next event will reopen the following Monday.

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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