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.



Disaster Relief Fall Training

October 13 – 14, 2017, 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.

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Schedule for the training

Please plan to come to the training and stay at Lake Sallateeska with us for fellowship.

Badge Renewals





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.

Other 2017 Important Dates for IBDR

Executive Leadership Team

September 8, 2017, IBSA, Springfield, IL

October 12, 2017, Pinckneyville, IL

December 1, 2017, 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.

Join us on Facebook

Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief Facebook page

Watch for the fastest information on disasters and call-outs, post pictures of your Call-outs, post prayer request and keep up on all that is happening.

Northeastern Illinois Flooding Call Out

As a trained volunteer, your Gold Hat and badge allow you to join teams as they go, if there is room on the team. Please do not go until you connect with and are accepted onto a team.

Contact Jim Weickersheimmer, (217) 419-1175 or jimkipp12@com

Disaster Relief Intensive Chaplaincy Training

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

You will need to make your own hotel reservations. Please click the “Register Now” button to register for this training. If you have questions please contact Debbie Muller.

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Register by Friday, August 18 for CISM training so we order the correct amount of books.  Memo from Dan Lovin

Dates and Schedule

Thursday, September 21, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.              Registration

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.           Welcome

10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.           Class

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.             Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                Class

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.                Break

3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                Class

Friday, September 22, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.             Class

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.           Break

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.           Class

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.             Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                Class

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.

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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. 

Dwayne Doyle
Dwayne Doyle

 Director of Men's
 Ministry and Missions
 Church Resources Team
 (217) 391-3134


Debbie Muller

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 Church Resources Team
 (217) 391-3126

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