• Torrential Rains Sweep Across the Midwest and Gulf Coast

    Spring floods came early and with a vengeance across the nation. From Texas to Mississippi to Washington, thousands of people have been displaced by record flood waters. Louisiana residents are comparing the devastation to Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath. Many will return to nothing when allowed to go home by the receding tide.
     
    Before swollen rivers had crested, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are responding. Command centers and assessment teams were serving within 24 hours of the storm front’s passing.
     
    Thank you for praying for  Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers who are responding and the homeowners who have been affected by the floods.

    Learn more about the flood response 

     

     

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    SE MI Flood GridYear-long recovery project underway in Michigan

    Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers assisted more the 600 homeowners with cleanup after their homes were flooded last August. Now Southern Baptists are returning to southeastern Michigan to help them repair their flood damaged homes. Church missions teams, collegiate teams, individual construction and base camp or office support are needed. The housing is ready with bunk bed dormitories, and there is limited room for RVs for long-term volunteers. Find out how you can help. 

     

    Other resources for identifying places to donate during disasters 

             Donate Responsibly - FEMA 

             How to donate - National VOAD 

    The 2015 SBDR Award Recipients

    Robert E. Dixon Lifetime Service
            Jim Richardson - Southern Baptists of Texas Convention

    Joel W. Phillips Outstanding Achievement
            Larry Thomas - Kansas/Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists
            Bob and Judi Cook - California Southern Baptist Convention

    Distinguished Service (in 2014)
            Kenton Hunt - Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania-South Jersey
            Dean Kiser - Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
            Bill Johnson – Kentucky Baptist Convention
            Norman S. Oka - Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention
            Bill Surls - Georgia Baptist Convention
            Bill Winter - Colorado Baptist General Convention

    Learn more about the disaster relief awards.

    2014 Activity Report

    2015 Fleet Report

     

    undefined Donations to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief 

    Southern Baptist Disaster Relief responds to disasters across the U.S. and around the world. Donations are fully tax deductible and 100 percent of all gifts are used to meet the needs of hurting people in the wake of disasters. Donations can be made online, by phone 866-407-6262, or by mail. Checks should be made payable to North American Mission Board and sent to Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 116543, Atlanta, GA 30368-6543. 
     

    Donations to support the disaster relief efforts of state Baptist convention disaster relief organizations can be made to the individual conventions. You can find contact information for the conventions here. 

     

    2015 Activity Reported to Date

    Professions of Faith 214
    Gospel Presentations 1,325
    Chaplaincy Contacts 5,158
    Ministry Contacts 11,352
    Bibles Distributed 1,454
    Volunteer Days 22,271
    Meals Prepared 126,160
    Chainsaw Jobs 756
    Flood Recovery Jobs 1,232
    Temporary Roof/Repair Jobs 208
    Showers 17,596
    Laundry Loads 4,129
    Children Cared for 2,549