Disaster Relief

 

About Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief

DR LogoIBDR has over 1,600 trained volunteers who serve as part of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Disaster Relief ministry, the third largest relief agency in the United States. Disaster Relief often responds to natural disasters by providing feeding stations, mobile kitchens, child care and chaplains. In the case of flooding, volunteers in their signature yellow shirts help homeowners with “mudout,” clearing flooded properties of debris and contaminated building materials, so they can begin rebuilding and recovery.

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If your badge has expired and you need to renew, please print this form, fill it out and mail it back to IBSA with a check for $10. We will run a new background check and send you a new badge.

To renew your badge online and paid with a credit card, click here.

Celebrating 2016

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!
 

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. 

Disaster Relief Trainings

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

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

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

Schedule

Illinois Disaster Relief 2017 Important Dates

Executive Leadership Team

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

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.

Disaster Rebuild Project Invitation

Purpose of Trip: In October 2015, South Carolina experienced unimaginable flooding in the many parts of the state. Thousands of our neighbors lost everything. Since Hurricane Matthew affected the same area, the need is magnified. South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers were joined by volunteers from many other states to minister to the families affected by the floods and this year, by the hurricane. Everything inside a flooded home was removed – walls, cabinets, carpeting; sometimes homes had to be gutted down to the studs. The SC Baptist Convention launched RebuildSC to help families have safe, livable homes.

Partner: South Carolina Baptist ConventionSC

Dates: Sat. April 22 – Sat. April 29.

Cost: $50.00 (due at Sign up)

Site Location: Johnsonville First Baptist Church, 145 N Georgetown Highway, Johnsonville, SC 29555.

Logistics: Lodging, showers, and food are provided at this site. You will need to bring cots or twin-size air mattresses (due to space limitations) and linens/towels.

Meals: A hot breakfast and supper will be prepared each work day of your visit. Breakfast is served at 7:00 AM and supper is served at 6:00 PM (except 5:30 PM on Wednesday with church service at 6:30). Sandwiches are provided each workday for lunch. Please bring any special dietary items (ie gluten-free foods). A refrigerator is available for volunteer use.

Work: You may be putting up or finishing sheetrock, putting on a roof, painting, installing windows or doors, building a deck or installing a wheel-chair ramp. We have a Tool Trailer on site, so tools are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you would like. Basic hand tools, hammer, tape measure, nail apron, gloves, knee pads, construction tools for drywall, flooring, and finish work are helpful. Your main task is to show the love of Jesus through words and actions. Everyone is watching – homeowners, neighbors, restaurant workers, and the clerk in the grocery store.

Cleaning: All teams are responsible for keeping the site clean

Dwayne Doyle
Dwayne Doyle

 Director of Men's
 Ministry and Missions
 Church Resources Team
 (217) 391-3134
 DwayneDoyle@IBSA.org

 

Debbie Muller

Debbie_Muller_web Ministry Assistant
 Church Resouces Team
 (217) 391-3126
 DebbieMuller@IBSA.org

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