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.

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