Hurricane Response Update & a Note From a Relief Worker

Team Leaders, Secretaries and DOMs, Harvey – we continue to have teams in Texas doing Flood Recovery. They are looking for two small feeding teams for next week to cook for volunteers (4-6). If you have a feeding team interested, let me know ASAP. They continue to close sites and move manpower where they work is still needed. Rebuild teams are now being scheduled. Irma – We have a mixed group of team leaders in… Continue reading

Harvey, Irma, Maria & Nate

Team Leaders, Secretaries and DOMs, Here are the most resent updates on what is going on in DR. Maria – Our team of 20 from East Tennessee left out yesterday and traveled to Atlanta for their flight out to Puerto Rico this morning. Last work I received was that they were all checked in, through security and on the flight waiting to take off. By the time of writing this, they should have arrived to… Continue reading

Update on Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria Along With Las Vegas Shooting

Team Leaders, Secretaries and DOMs, Thank you for your continued support to those who are hurting. Las Vegas – As of Monday’s conference call Nevada SBDR was in communication with the State Emergency Manager and offering assistance with Chaplains to help minister to those affected by the shooting. Please be in prayer for all those affected by the tragedy. Continue reading

New Updates for Texas, Florida, & Puerto Rico

Team Leaders, Secretaries and DOMs, I want to thank all our volunteers and leadership that continue to serve those in need when called upon. You are a blessing to work with. Here is the latest update on what is happening through TN Disaster Relief. Harvey – Chainsaw jobs in Texas are wrapping up. We are not going to send any more chainsaw teams to Texas. We will continue to send Flood Recovery Teams as they… Continue reading

Winter Break Missions Opportunity for College Students

Baptist Collegiate Ministries across the state and Tennessee Disaster Relief are joining forces to assist areas recently affected by hurricanes. During Winter Break (Dec. 30, 2017-Jan. 6, 2018), BCM students from various university campuses will form a team, become trained, credentialed Disaster Relief volunteers and minister to the people of Texas that were devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The estimated cost for this trip is $100. SIGN UP HERE , or visit SendTNMissions.org. Contact Tiffany Bailey… Continue reading

Harvey / Irma / Maria Update

Team Leaders, Secretaries and DOM’s, First immediate needs…. Incident Management people to assist in the Texas Baptist Men Command units. They are specifically looking for people with Operations ability. This means taking in work orders, making sure work orders are assessed, assigning work orders, receiving back work orders that are finished or unfinished, organizing unfilled work orders by area so teams working do not have to travel so far and making sure top priority jobs… Continue reading

Harvey, Irma & Maria Update

What a difference a few days can make. Life changes fast in the DR world and that is why we ask you to be fluid. Harvey — We will be closing down our operation in Sugar Land, TX tomorrow. Our units will be heading back to TN. WE STILL NEED CHAINSAW AND FLOOD RECOVERY UNITS willing to go to TX and serve. There is still a lot of work to do and will be for… Continue reading

Harvey & Irma 9/17 Updates

Team Leaders, Secretaries and DOMs, Harvey – Our teams continue to transition in and out of Texas. Our feeding unit, Flood Recovery, Chaplains, Chainsaw, Incident Command, Shower and Laundry continue to serve in the Sugar Land and other areas around Texas. We have many Flood Recovery teams in the area this week. Please pray for their safety, quick efficient work and many opportunities to share about Christ. After this week, we will be assessing the… Continue reading

Hurricane Harvey & Irma Update

Our Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteers continue to serve in the Houston area in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Please pray for the volunteers and the first groups come out and the next set of groups are heading down. Pray for their safety and quick arrival. Reports that are coming from out of Texas are that our volunteers are doing a great job. On the other hand, our volunteers are singing the praises of the… Continue reading

Moving Forward – Harvey and Irma

Let me bring you up-to-date and share where we are, going forward. We have Incident Command, Feeding, Laundry, Shower, Chaplain and Flood Recovery units in place and working in Sugarland, TX. We also have units working with Union Baptist Association in Houston. There are three other units that have one on one relationships with churches in the impacted area that they will work with. We are scheduled for the next two weeks with other teams… Continue reading