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Disaster & Crisis Relief

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is one of the top disaster response organizations in the world because we are able to quickly deploy well trained and experienced volunteers to the point of need and provide logistical support for them. Many disaster relief organizations serve only a humanitarian purpose, but that is not us.  We are compelled by Christ’s love for all mankind AND his desire that no one should perish.  We keep our focus by nurturing our individual relationship with Jesus Christ in the context of a local body of believers who recognize and call out our giftedness in service to God and our neighbors.

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Disaster Relief News, Resources, and Events

SBDR briefs Southern Baptists on ‘best current way’ to respond to Israel-Gaza War
Serve Tour Philadelphia urges churches out of their pews and into the streets
Serve Tour Philly Photo Gallery
Barry Speaks To Executive Board Members
BRN Executive Board ‘leans in’ to sexual abuse prevention, approves fundraising for a new disaster relief ministry center and warehouse, and hears from new Send Network PA/SJ director
NextGen students urge peers to go on mission after serving with Send Relief
Bill And Sue Hoops Receive National Volunteer Ministry Award
Bill and Sue Hoops honored with Send Relief’s ‘outstanding volunteer ministry’ award
Barry Whitworth And Craig Campbell Introduce New Disaster Relief Kitchen
Barry Whitworth and Craig Campbell introduce new Disaster Relief kitchen
Ready Church: How the Baptist Resource Network can help you become a Ready Church
Send Relief responds to critical needs after magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Turkey-Syria
Disaster Relief Feeding Team
Disaster Relief Deployment Forms
Barry Video
BRN’s Disaster Relief receives awards
BRN DR teams plan for pre and post holiday response in Florida
Disaster Relief Prayer
Pennsylvania Disaster Relief efforts are nationally recognized with 2022 VOAD award
178 professions of faith are made during disaster relief efforts in Florida
BRN Disaster Relief teams make progress in Florida after Ian; volunteers still needed for upcoming recovery teams
BRN Disaster Relief Team prepares to jump in with Hurricane Ian relief if needed
Donate To Kentucky Flood Relief
BRN Disaster Relief crew sends two teams of volunteers to Kentucky; How you can pray and give
BW Video
Barry Whitworth urges prayer for Kentucky flood victims
BRN disaster relief director talks importance of partnerships as DR volunteers aid Ohio convention
DR's Kenton Hunt
BRN’s Disaster Relief volunteers bolster Wholesome Riches’ compassion ministry to Camden school district
Pastors gather to respond, recount minutes before, after school shooting
Baptist volunteers minister amid ‘unimaginable’ suffering along Ukrainian border
‘But it was worth it for Jesus:’ BRN church and disaster relief team up to help fire victims in Harrisburg
Baptists gear for decades-long trauma care response to Ukrainian refugees
Southern Baptist response teams overflow with compassion
This Week in the BRN Family 03.31.22
BRN NextGen and Disaster Relief teams join forces after two year pandemic hiatus
SBDR, Send Relief enter new working agreement for disaster relief
Southern Baptist volunteers mobilizing to serve ‘ocean of people’ fleeing Ukraine
This Week in the BRN Family 03.10.22
IMB president, Paul Chitwood, visits with refugees, relief workers on Ukraine-Poland border
Restored Church loves its neighbors by becoming a safe haven for fire victims
Unloading Disaster Relief Trailer
BRN pastor and wife drive hundreds of miles to deliver ‘Disaster Relief buckets’ to Kentucky residents
SOAR Buckets
Churches give generously to Kentucky tornado victims through ‘Bucket Challenge’
Bucket Challenge Screen Shot
BRN Exec urges churches to love their neighbors – in their own communities and in Kentucky
KY Tornado Response
BRN urges churches to collect buckets filled with hygiene items for tornado victims
Q&A with Pastor Josh Crans and BRN’s LaVeta Jones discussing his church’s response to Hurricane Ida
Kenton Hunt Video
BRN Disaster Relief Director Kenton Hunt urges churches to be ready to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts
Man Receiving Vaccination
BREAKING NEWS: Volunteer your church to provide resource support for vaccine distribution
50 STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION: More than a tree removal team
Disaster Relief has new Command and Communications Unit
Support Disaster Relief through your Home Depot and Lowes purchases
Disaster relief volunteers respond in aftermath of Hurricane Isaias
Eco-San Sanitizer
Free surface sanitizer for churches
Semi-truck On Highway
PA/SJ Disaster Relief (DR) Transportation Guidelines
Food Boxes
PA/SJ Disaster Relief Director Kenton Hunt gives COVID-19 update
Need Face Masks?
Pennsylvania’s Food Bank networks say, ‘Yes, we are open!’ — Volunteers welcome!
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief COVID-19 Response
PA/SJ Disaster Relief to assist with COVID-19 response
Disaster Relief Volunteers Dressed For Mud Out.
Emergency management student loves disaster relief
Santiago And Send Relief Volunteers
Missionary bringing faith, hope to Puerto Rico’s rebuild
DR Flood Recovery Manual Feature
PA/SJ Flood Recovery Manual
SBDR Church Preparedness Manual
Disaster Relief Church Preparedness manual
Cooperative Program Logo
Collection: Cooperative Program
Ten Five Challenge
10/5 Challenge, a Kingdom Vision Opportunity
Kenton Hunt honors 2019 Disaster Relief volunteers
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