Disaster Relief


Help, Healing, and Hope in Crisis

Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief (IBDR) has over 950 trained volunteers who serve as part of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Disaster Relief ministry, the third largest relief agency in the United States. IBDR responds to natural disasters by providing chainsaw units, shower trailers, mobile kitchens, child care teams, 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.

Illinois Disaster Relief Celebration Dinner

November 3, 2021

IBSA Building
3085 Adlai Stevenson Dr, Springfield, IL
4:45 – 6:15pm

Cost: Free with registration for the Annual Meeting

Join us

This year at the Illinois Baptist Annual Meeting, we will have a special dinner to celebrate the work of Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief.  Josh Benton, Vice President over SEND Relief, will be our special speaker.  

This event will be part of the IBSA Annual Meeting.  Join other Illinois Baptists in Springfield as we celebrate how God is working and look to the future of how God will use our churches to impact communities.

You can indicate your desire to attend this event when you register for the annual meeting.

IBDR Pandemic Response

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches out, Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief continues to distribute masks, sanitization, and hygiene items to churches. IBDR volunteers are currently working out of warehouse space donated by a member of Ina Missionary Baptist Church near Mt. Vernon. To request supplies for your church, complete and submit this form. For additional information contact, Butch Porter, IBSA Disaster Relief, State Coordinator, at (618) 499-2215 or Sharon Carty at (217) 341-2416

Green Shirts

Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief is looking for mature, young adults who would like to be disaster relief trained as Green Shirts to serve alongside a parent or guardian. Green Shirt volunteers are junior-high school age students. This training will be offered at all of our trainings in Illinois. To learn more about Green Shirt volunteers, contact Butch Porter at (618) 499-2215 or Sharon Carty at (217) 341-2416.

Online Reimbursement Form

Paper Copy of Reimbursement Form