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When disasters occur, trained Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are ready to respond quickly to meet the needs of those in the affected areas. These volunteers meet the demands of logistical coordination for teams that provide food, cut trees, remove mud and debris, provide temporary childcare, and pastoral care through chaplaincy. As various teams of responding volunteers are staged, deployed and return home, administration volunteers work behind the scenes to provide ministry support. These administrative volunteers are part of an…Find out more »
Disaster Relief Children’s Response Teams play a key part in disasters by providing a safe and loving environment for children who have experienced a crisis. Childcare ministry is an opportunity for volunteers to use their gifts and talents to impact both parents and children alike with Christ’s love during the days following a crisis event. Alabama WMU is passionate about connecting with Alabama Disaster Relief through childcare ministry. Trained volunteers are ready to respond when hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or fires…Find out more »
It is often the case in a disaster that communications systems are destroyed or overloaded. Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief has communications teams whose role is to support the ministry of other teams responding to a disaster. Through the use of amateur radio, these teams are able to assist in the coordination, placement, supply, and support of other ministry teams. The communications team may also assist disaster relief ministries in coordinating the overall incident command so that needs are met and…Find out more »
Disaster Relief chaplains provide a ministry of presence and support to those who have survived disasters. These men and women are trained to provide emotional and spiritual first aid. They are trained to listen, help explore options, assess the need for intervention by mental health providers, and provide spiritual support and guidance to those in crisis. Chaplains offer support for Disaster Relief teams as well. The following list outlines the chaplain’s ministry: Chaplains are attached to other Disaster Relief teams…Find out more »
Chainsaw teams provide a practical service and spiritual ministry for homeowners during recovery. Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief chainsaw teams are trained to do the job quickly and safely. Chainsaw volunteers provide a valuable service to storm survivors at no charge. These volunteers focus on cutting trees that are on houses and that block people in by covering driveways. They are trained to do this job safely and efficiently. Disaster Relief chainsaw teams have an assessor who properly identifies and prioritizes…Find out more »
Cleanup/Recovery/Mudout teams arrive with various tools and supplies in order to help residents begin the difficult process of removing damaged items from the home. This is a task that is often very difficult for the homeowner. Imagine the relief when a trained team arrives and begins to do a job that is physically demanding and somewhat overwhelming to a survivor. When volunteers respond, the homeowner finds help for the task and people who care. C/R/M teams assist homeowners in the following…Find out more »
When disaster strikes, damage to a communities infrastructure is often the case. Resources such as electricity, water, communications or available food may be non-existent. Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief mass feeding units have the ability to prepare thousands of meals every day. The units provide hot meals to feed survivors, first responders, utility crews, and other relief volunteers. A mass feeding unit may set up at a location to prepare meals for the American Red Cross to distribute throughout the community…Find out more »
After a long, hot day of work in a disaster field, a shower is such a blessing. Shower units provide support for Disaster Relief volunteers. Many volunteers and first responders come in from the day’s work hot, tired and hungry. Disaster Relief volunteers meet many of these needs and shower units are essential for effective volunteer response. Disaster Relief volunteers, Red Cross volunteers, Law Enforcement personnel, and National Guard personnel are among those who benefit most from a refreshing shower.…Find out more »
Are you a new volunteer with no previous Disaster Relief Training? Have you already been trained and now you desire to be trained in a different/additional ministry area? Are you a current volunteer that has been trained and now you desire to be re-credentialed in the same ministry area? If you answered yes to any of these questions you are in the right place. Available Class Information (2442) Cleanup Recovery Mudout Training for NEW VOLUNTEER for Washington BA training Learn…Find out more »
Are you a new volunteer with no previous Disaster Relief Training?
Have you already been trained and now you desire to be trained in a different/additional ministry area?
Are you a current volunteer that has been trained and now you desire to be re-credentialed in the same ministry area?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you are in the right place.
Available Class Information
(2442) Cleanup Recovery Mudout Training for NEW VOLUNTEER for Washington BA training
(2403) Cleanup Recovery Mudout Training for CURRENT VOLUNTEERS for Winston BA training
(2444) Cleanup Recovery Mudout REFRESHER for Washington BA training
(2445) Chain saw Training for NEW VOLUNTEER for Washington BA training
(2446) Chain saw Training for CURRENT VOLUNTEERS for Washington BA training
(2447) Chain saw Training for CURRENT VOLUNTEERS for Washington BA training
(2448) Chainsaw REFRESHER for Washington BA training
Payment instructions and deadline:
Tuition is NON-REFUNDABLE
Registration and background check must be submitted by January 9, 2020 to be eligible for this course.
Make check payable to:
Washington Baptist Association
Please put your Volunteer ID # and DR training in the memo Field
Send checks to:
Washington Baptist Association
Attn: DR Training
P. O. Box 1447
Chatom, AL 36518