Hurricane Florence Needs

In anticipation of Hurricane Florence, some people are asking about collecting clothes or other goods to be sent to those affected by the storm. At this point, we are not aware of what will be needed or where it will be needed. While it seems like a worthy cause, gathering these things is not the […]

Upcoming Disaster Relief trainings scheduled to take place across state

In times of crisis, trained Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers play a critical role in meeting the needs in the affected community, including helping first responders cope with the tragedy. Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is one of the upcoming trainings scheduled for this spring through Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief and the Alabama Baptist […]

Campus ministers receive disaster relief training

Campus ministers from across the state recently gathered for a “train the trainer” session with Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) personnel. The session’s purpose was to equip and train campus ministers to be ready to train students in the event of a disaster. Nate Young, campus minister at the University of Alabama, said, “[Disaster Relief] […]

Why a Disaster Relief Offering?

We take weather seriously in our state. Alabama has always been known as part of “tornado alley.” We are also a coastal state. Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico are annual concerns for us. Following the devastating tornadoes that struck Alabama in 2011, Alabama Baptists wisely saw the need to launch an annual state disaster […]

February is Alabama Baptist Disaster Preparedness Month

During the month of February, all Alabama Baptists are being encouraged to have a special Disaster Relief emphasis in their churches. This would be an ideal time to educate the members of your church about Disaster Relief and the many ways Alabama Baptists help individuals and communities recover from a disaster. Bulletin inserts, posters, videos […]

Alabama Baptists encouraged to be prepared, equipped for disasters

During the month of February all Alabama Baptists are being encouraged to schedule a special disaster relief emphasis in their churches. The Disaster Preparedness Month emphasis features a church preparedness plan, a family preparedness plan and a special disaster relief offering. “Disasters will occur in our communities,” said Mel Johnson, Alabama Baptist State Board of […]