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.


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.

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. 

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!

Flooding Call-Out Teams

If you have been trained and you are interested in serving on a team that is working in the flooded areas in southern Illinois, please contact:

Missouri Flood Call-Out

Don Lusk, L RC 004

Location: Eureka, MO

Dates:  May 15-20, 2017

Contact: (217) 232 8880


Disaster Relief Trainings
Next training will be held at Lake Sallateeska October 13-14, 2017

Training will include: Introduction to Disaster Relief, Sharing Christ in Crisis, Mudout, Shower Trailer, Chainsaw, Feeding Unit, and Assessment.

Illinois Disaster Relief 2017 Important Dates

Executive Leadership Team

August 10, 2017, IBSA, Springfield, IL

October 12, 2017, Pinckneyville, IL

December 1, 2017, IBSA, Springfield, IL

Disaster Relief Training

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.

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.

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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