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Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief


Keep updated on current disasters and the relief efforts that Southern Baptist are responding to. Go to the official North American Mission Board Disaster Relief website.

To provide help to victims of natural and man-made disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, hurricanes tornadoes, fires, and terrorist attacks in North America and overseas.

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is a ministry of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

More than 600 mobile units (feeding, chainsaw, mud-out, command, communication, child care, shower, laundry, water purification). More than 30,000 trained volunteers, including chaplains.

American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Mercy Medical Airlift, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters, International Mission Boad, Southern Baptist Convention

Disaster relief units are owned and staffed by Southern Baptist churches regional Baptist Associations, and state Baptist Conventions. Volunteer teams respond to disasters within their own state and work cooperatively with other states in larger emergencies. Teams also work overseas when the International Mission Board requests help.

The first Southern Baptist Disaster Relief response can be traced to 1967 when a small group0 of Texas volunteers helped victims of Hurricane Beulah by serving hot food cooked on small "buddy burners". In 2004, Southern Baptist Volunteers responded to 193 named disasters, prepaed 3,500,596 meals repaired 2,683 homes, and removed debris from 10,704 yards. All assistance is provided to individuals and communities free of charge.

If anyone is interested in being trained in becoming a Disaster Relief Volunteer, please contact Sam Stanton, State Coordinator at 775-423-3590.



The numbers are staggering because they represent the lives of hurting people. The men, women and children of South Louisiana survived a deluge of 7 trillion gallons of rain that flooded 115,000 homes. At least 13 of their neighbors did not survive.
Your gifts can help bring hope and hands that work in loving service to survivors. Together, we are already providing thousands of meals, cleaning hundreds of homes and sharing the love of Christ and His gospel with people overwhelmed by crisis.
To those of you who have already given sacrificially, thank you. Thank you on behalf of the people of Louisiana. Thank you for giving with a heart of compassion.
More is needed to aid the thousands who face the possibility of a bleak fall without help. We plan to be there for months on end as we accept volunteer groups from all across North America through Send Relief. We not only want to be the first in when disaster hits but we want to be the last out when it comes to bringing long-term relief. You can provide a spark of hope through your generosity. Please consider a gift to the people of South Louisiana. Help them rebuild.