Tarrant County (Fort Worth, Everman, Forest Hill)
SBTC DR Volunteers and Oklahoma DR Volunteers finished the deployment to Tarrant County. Volunteers ministered through Clean-up & Recovery, Feeding, Chaplaincy, Incident Management Team, and Shower/Laundry. 41 homes were mudded out. We appreciate OK DR for the three teams sent to Tarrant County.
Conway: SBTC Disaster Relief feeding volunteers are finishing their deployment to Conway, SC. They worked in support of recovery volunteers.
Longs: On October 11, South Carolina Disaster relief assigned SBTC DR responsibility for coordinating the response to Longs, SC (near Myrtle Beach, SC). This assignment came as the FL, AL and GA Disaster Relief teams had to disengage to minister in their home states in response to Hurricane Michael. Our Incident Management Team relieved a GA team yesterday. Our plans include sending IMT members, Recovery Teams, Chaplains and Feeding volunteers. We will coordinate closely with South Carolina DR.
Hurricane Michael (AL, FL, and GA)
FL, AL and GA Disaster Relief are mobilized and in the field. MS, TN, VA, LA, NY, TBM and KY and others are sending volunteers as quickly as possible to assist FL and GA. Multiple sites are being set up for mass feeding. Recovery operations are also underway.
SBTC Disaster Relief response to Hurricane Michael:
Georgia: SBTC DR is supporting MS and VA feeding and recovery operations with a shower unit in Albany, GA.
Florida: SBTC is supporting a TBM feeding operation with a shower unit in Quincy, FL.
Central Texas Floods:
SBTC DR is at alert status for response to Central Texas/Hill Country floods. River flooding possibilities extend into next week from the Trinity River Basin west to the Rio Grande. At the moment, we have no units activated.
Make a Financial Donation
The Cooperative Program funds the ministry of Disaster Relief. During elevated crisis response times, additional support is needed to fund this missional endeavor of the SBTC. Prayerfully consider participating in the on-going relief ministry as teams deploy to represent Christ by meeting the needs of those who are hurting during difficult times. Donate online now to our general disaster relief fund. Every cent will go to the most crucial immediate needs!
Funds given to disaster relief will be used for general disaster relief purposes rather than for a specific disaster. This allows the use of donated funds for the most pressing current or future need. If you would like your donation to be designated for a specific disaster, please note that designation on your check and mail to:
Disaster Relief Ministry
Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
PO Box 1988
Grapevine, TX 76099
Would you like to be trained as an SBTC Disaster Relief volunteer? Only volunteers who are Southern Baptist and trained with a completed background check are able to deploy with our units and we ask for a seven (7) day commitment. View the training schedule now for important information regarding volunteer training.
Training for credentialed SBTC DR Volunteers >>
Don't have DR credentials, but would like to volunteer? Those who are not credentialed in Southern Baptist disaster relief, but would like to be involved can connect with Texas Relief.
View information for Texas Relief Volunteers >>
- The SBTC DR Staff.
- The SBTC Task Force Leaders, supporting and cordinating DR volunteers state wide.
- The SBTC Volunteers.
- An increase in interest and volunteer numbers.
- The re-organization and growth and expansion of the Texas DR ministry.