Disaster Relief


Disaster Relief Trainings

April 5-6 - CISM training at IBSA

April 20-21 - Crosswinds Church, Plainfield

October 19-20 - Lake Sallateeska Baptist Camp, Pinckneyville

Training will include:

  • DR 101 - Basic Training
  • DR 120 - Sharing Hope in Crisis
  • DR 140 - Health and Safety
  • DR 200 - Flood Recovery
  • DR 220 - Chainsaw
  • DR 225 - Chainsaw Skills
  • DR 240 - Mass Feeding
  • DR 260 - Shower Unit
  • DR 280 - Child Care (minimum 10 registered 10 days out to offer class)
  • DR 300 - Chaplaincy Training (minimum 10 registered 10 days out to offer class)
  • DR 340 - Communications (Lake Sallateeska only)
  • DR 400 - Assessment (Lake Sallateeska only)

Disaster Relief Training flyer

Badge Renewals

badgeIf 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.

New Volunteers - to get a badge you will need a background check. Please fill out this form and pay the cost of $10 with a credit card.

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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.

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.


Active Flood Response Call-Out

IBDR is responding to flooding needs in Iroquois and Kankakee Counties. Please see the list below of teams and deployment dates to see which team you can connect with. Please connect with a team leader if you are able to go. If you cannot connect with the teams, please e-mail the Off-Site Coordinator and she will connect you with a team.

IC White Cap
Jim Weickersheimmer
State Disaster Relief Director
Offsite Coordinator
Karissa Howell
E-mail: RespondIBDR@gmail.com
Phone: (618) 687-4126
Andy Muller
Unit: IL RC O15

E-Mail: drcapcity@gmail.com
Phone: (217) 415-9868
Dates: March 18-24
Needs: Volunteers
Chaplains - one female and one
Dennis Felix
Unit IL RC 008
Phone: (618) 980-1954
Dates: March 18-24
Needed: Flood Recovery, Chaplains - one female and one
Shower Unit
Glen Carty

E-mail: gpcarty72@gmail.com
Phone: (217) 652-8004
Needed: Shower unit trained volunteers starting April 18
Donate to Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief

Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief is funded through individual and church donations. 100% of all monies received will support the needs of disaster 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. 

Dwayne Doyle
Dwayne Doyle

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


Debbie Muller

Debbie_Muller_web Ministry Assistant
 Church Resources Team
 (217) 391-3126

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