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We are celebrating our disaster relief volunteers in 2016! We have sent 28 teams to 11 locations in Illinois and across the United States. We've had a total of 431 volunteers serve those in need this year through this ministry.

South Carolina - 8 Teams, 108 Volunteers
Louisiana - 10 Teams, 132 Volunteers
West Virginia - 2 Teams, 27 Volunteers
Oklahoma - 1 Team, 12 Volunteers
Darien, IL - 1 Team, 4 Volunteers
Warren, MI - 1 Team, 5 Volunteers
Flint, MI - 1 Team, 14 Volunteers
Olive Branch, IL - 1 Team, 63 Volunteers
Arnold, MO - 1 Team, 14 Volunteers
Watseka, IL - 1 Team, 4 Volunteers
Kincaid, IL - 1 Team, 48 Volunteers

Put our 2017 training dates on your calendar now in order to become a part of the Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief Ministry!

Call-Out Updates
Welcome! To get involved in Disaster Relief ministry, please check back for future call-out dates. If you are not yet trained, keep an eye out for training registration coming soon!
Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief responding to Hurricane Matthew

Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are preparing to respond to victims of Hurricane Matthew. Find out four ways you can help at www.IBSA.org/dr.

Disaster Relief volunteers serving in Louisiana

Illinois Disaster Relief Teams are responding to the massive flooding in Louisiana. Floodwaters have damaged more than 7,000 homes and affected 28 parishes (counties).

Normally states closest to Louisiana, such as Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas would be the first to respond. But the volunteers in those areas are currently responding to flooding in their own states. Illinois Disaster Relief has accepted the call to assist with the flood recovery efforts in the Leesburg, Louisiana area.

State Disaster Relief coordinator Rex Alexander shared, “Our teams will be serving for several weeks -- possibly into May. The Williamson Association, Capital City Association, and First Baptist Galatia as well as individuals from all over the state will be serving in Louisiana.”

How can Illinois Baptists help? “Long distance travel to Louisiana will increase the cost of this disaster response so prayer and donations from Illinois Baptists are especially needed at this time,” Alexander said.

Updates are also available at www.Facebook.com/IllinoisBaptist.

Donate online now. To donate by mail, send a check payable to IBSA Disaster Relief to: Illinois Baptist State Association, P.O. Box 19247, Springfield, IL 62703.

Disaster Relief Celebrates 50 years of Ministry

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief 50th Anniversary Celebration

January 22-27 at Camp Copass, Denton, TX

Interested in attending, click here for more information and to register.

Illinois Disaster Relief 2017 Important Dates

Executive Leadership Team

January 13, 2017, IBSA, Springfield, IL

March 30, 2017, IBSA, Springfield, IL

August 10, 2017, IBSA, Springfield, IL

October 12, 2017, Pinckneyville, IL

December 1, 2017, IBSA, Springfield, IL

Disaster Relief Training

March 31 – April 1, 2017, Central Training at Pasfield Southern Baptist Church, Springfield, IL

April 21 – 22, 2017, Northern Training at Camp Streator, Streator, IL

October 13 – 14, 2017, Southern Training at Lake Sallateeska, Pinckneyville, IL

Training includes: Introduction to Disaster Relief, Food Preparation, Mudout, Childcare, Chaplaincy, Assessment, Communications, Shower Trailer, Search & Rescue, and more. See complete descriptions here.

Sample Schedule

Disaster Relief Intensive Chaplaincy Training

March 2-3, 2017, DR Chaplaincy Training at IBSA, Springfield, IL

September 21 – 22, 2017, DR Chaplaincy Training at IBSA, Springfield, IL

Blue Cap Training

September 25-26, 2017, National DR Region 4 Roundtable Meeting (Blue Cap Training), Chatham, IL


For additional information about Disaster Relief Training contact DebbieMuller@IBSA.org.

Donate to IBDR

Donate to Disaster Relief

Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief is funded through individual and church donations. 100% of all monies received will support the needs of storm victims through our volunteers as they help home owners recover from the storm damage. All gifts to IBDR are tax deductible.

Donate now

You may also donate by mailing a check payable to IBSA Disaster Relief to:

Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief
P.O. Box 19247
Springfield, IL 62703

*Please write Illinois Disaster Relief on the subject line. 

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