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Call-Out Updates

Hurricane Matthew

Team 3: IL RC 006

Blue Cap Leader: Ray Johnson - Region 5
Date: October 23 – November 5, 2016
Location: Bluffton, SC
Needed: Chainsaw Recovery and Chaplaincy
Contact: Ray Johnson, home (618)732-0052, cell (618)231-2795 or e-mail: johnson.lindell@gmail.com.

Team 4: IL RC 023
Blue Cap Leader
: Don Kragness - Region 5
Date: November 5-12, 2016
Location: Southeastern US, Hurricane Matthew affected area.
Needed: Mud-out/Flood Recovery, Chainsaw and Chaplaincy
Contact: Don at (618) 983-5546, (618) 922-5549, or donjank1@gmail.com

Pray for teams currently in South Carolina

Team 1:  Blue Cap Leader: Jerry Cruse - Region 5
Date: October 15 - 23, 2016
Location: Johnsonville, South Carolina

Team 2: Blue Cap Leader: Butch Porter - Region 6
Date: October 17 - 24, 2016
Location: Johnsonville, South Carolina

Rebuild Project
West Virginia Flood, Disaster Relief – Rebuild Project
This rebuild project focuses on helping the flood victims get back in their homes for the winter.  Teams will be working to install subfloors, insulation and dry wall. If you are interested to join this project, contact the team leader. The cost is $25 per person per night plus your transportation. Carpenters, wood workers, dry-wall as well as people who have a desire to serve.  Team size is limited to 20 people.
Blue Cap Leader:  Harold Booze, Region 1
Dates:  November 6 – 12, 2016        
Location: West Virginia
Needed: Carpenters, wood workers, dry-wall as well as people who have a desire to serve.
Cost: $25 per day for housing and meals, transportation and incidentals.
Contact: Harold Booze (309) 256-0925 or by e-mail: boozeh44@aol.com.

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.

2017 Training Dates and Locations

Check back in November for registration information on our spring trainings at a central location (TBD) and at Streator Baptist camp!

Training includes: Introduction to Disaster Relief, Food Preparation, Mudout, Childcare, Chaplaincy, Assessment, Communications, Shower Trailer, Search & Rescue.

For additional information about Disaster Relief Training contact AlexisDumire@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. 

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.

Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief flood recovery begins in Kincaid

Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers began working today (Jan. 4) to assist homeowners in the wake of flooding across the state and the Midwest. Read more

Disaster Relief volunteers lend a hand in Sublette

When an “act of God” takes place and overwhelms a community with destruction, a genuine act of God is the response through Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Teams. When a DR call out is given, volunteers respond to offer physical labor, but more importantly, spiritual healing through sharing the gospel. Read more

IBSA Disaster Relief aids northern Illinois tornado recovery effort

Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers worked over the weekend at three homes in Rochelle, Ill., one of the northern Illinois communities hit by a tornado April 9. Read about it at IB2news.org.

Illinois Disaster Relief teams aid flood recovery in Michigan

The Detroit suburb of Warren, Mich., is the destination for four Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief teams in September. Three additional teams served there last month, after slow-moving storms dumped several inches of rain on the area Aug. 11. Learn more at IB2news.org.

IBSA Disaster Relief volunteers minister in Nebraska

IBSA Disaster Relief is sending chainsaw/recovery teams to assist in tornado relief efforts in Nebraska. Rare twin tornadoes tore through rural northeast Nebraska June 16. Hardest hit was the small town of Pilger. The town’s business district and fire station were obliterated and approximately 40-50 homes destroyed. Two people died in the storm including a 5-year-old child. Three other surrounding towns were also damaged by these storms. Learn more

Baptists provide aid after deadly tornadoes

Joshua Monda stood just outside his church Sunday morning, watching a powerful tornado churn on the horizon a half-mile away. He shot video with his cell phone before calling the few other church members standing outside to get inside. Sirens sound just as the video ends. Read more

Illinois recovery team shores up hope in the Philippines

Illinois team in the Philippines
On a remote island in the Pacific, school children march in place to a familiar song. It’s the morning exercise routine at Gibitngil Integrated School, and the final day in the Philippines for a group of Illinois volunteers. The team of six Disaster Relief leaders spent a week here to help repair the school, damaged during last fall’s typhoon. Read more

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