History

History of Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief responses:

Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief began when Tennessee Baptists responded to an explosion of a train tanker car in Waverly, TN in 1978.  The immediate response was that of financial assistance.  Since then, the ministry has grown and provided assistance in many different forms to over 155 different disaster events.

The responses have been within Tennessee, throughout the United States, and even around the world.  Some have been small, with only one or two people going to provide leadership.  Others have required literally thousands of volunteers and continued for many years.

The following charts show each TN Baptist Disaster Relief response since 1978.  The month shows only the initial date of the response.  Most responses extended far beyond the initial response, especially the “Rebuild” responses.

2016

DateLocationEventResponse
JanuaryYukon, OKIce StormsChainsaw
JanuaryArnold, MOFloodingFlood Recovery
JanuaryPinson, TNLost Child SearchFeeding
January Kingsport, TNVeteran TransportTransportation
JanuaryLutts, TNTornadoChainsaw
FebruaryCrockett County, TNTornadoChainsaw
February-MarchCrossett, ARFloodingFlood Recovery
March-AprilHaughton, LAFloodingFlood Recovery
AprilGiles County, TNFloodingFlood Recovery
MayHouston, TXFloodingFlood Recovery
JulyBrazoria, TXFloodingFlood Recovery
JulyFairlea, WVFloodingMass Feeding
July-AugustRainelle, WV FloodingIC, Flood Recovery, Mass Feeding, Shower, and Laundry Teams

2015

DateLocationEventResponse
February-MarchBlount, Cumberland, Fentress, Hamblen, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Overton, Putnam, and Roane Counties, TNTornadoDamage Assessment, Bucket Truck, Chainsaw, and Shower Teams
July-AugustMonroe County, TNStorm DamageDamage Assessment, Chainsaw
OctoberWeslaco, TXFloodingFlood Recovery
October-NovemberManning, SCHurricane JoaquinDamage Assessment, Chaplains, Flood Recovery, ICS
DecemberPerry County, Hickman County, TNTornadoChainsaw

2014

DateLocationEventResponse
AprilLincoln County, TNTornadoDamage Assessment, Chainsaw, and Shower Teams
August-SeptemberWarren, MIFloodingFlood Recovery and Mass Feeding Teams

2013

DateLocationEventResponse
FebruaryHenderson, McNairy, Robertson, and Wilson Counties, TNStorm DamageDamage Assessment, Chainsaw, and Feeding Teams
MayStewart County, TNFloodingFlood Recovery, Shower, and Laundry Teams
Peoria, ILFloodingFlood Recovery Teams
May-JuneMoore, OKTornadoSkid Steer Teams
JuneFlorrisant, MOFloodingFlood Recovery and Chainsaw Teams
JulyColorado Springs, COFiresAshout, Heavy Equipment, and Chainsaw Teams
AugustWaynesville, MOFloodingFlood Recovery Teams
September-OctoberBoulder, COFloodingFlood Recovery Teams
Greenley, COFloodingFlood Recovery Teams
OctoberLongmont, COFloodingFlood Recovery Teams

2012

DateLocationEventResponse
MarchMultiple counties in TennesseeTornadoesChainsaw, Chaplains, Mass Feeding, Shower/Laundry Teams
JulyNorth Carolina and VirginiaStorm DamageDriver Teams
Cumberland and Sevier CountiesStorm DamageChainsaw Teams and Chaplains
AugustWashington County, TNFloodingMass Feeding, Shower, Laundry, Damage Assessment, and Flood Recovery Teams
OctoberPlaquemine Parish, LAFloodingCasket Retrieval
October-DecemberConnecticut, New Jersey, and New YorkHurricane SandyMass Feeding, Shower, Laundry, Damage Assessment, Site Security, Chainsaw, and Flood Recovery Teams

2011

DateLocationEventResponse
April-May19 counties in TennesseeStorm DamageChainsaw, Mass Feeding, Chaplains, Shower/Laundry Teams
JuneMissouriTornadoesChaplains
MassachusettsFloodingFlood Recovery
August -SeptemberMarylandHurricane IreneChainsaw Teams, Chaplains
OctoberBastrop, TexasFiresFire Recovery

2010

DateLocationEventResponse
March-JuneHaitiEarthquakeWarehouse Management
MarchHaitiEarthquakeBuckets of Hope
April-MayRhode IslandFloodingFlood Recovery Teams
April-JuneDecatur, Henderson, Hickman, Humphreys, Loudon, Macon, McNairy, Monroe, and Perry, TNTornadoesChainsaw Teams
May44 counties in TennesseeFloodingFlood Recovery, Chaplains, Laundry, Mass Feeding, and Shower Teams
Gibson CountyStraight-Line WindsChainsaw Teams
JuneAmerican SamoaTsunamiRebuild Teams
October-NovemberBoulder, ColoradoFiresFire Recovery Teams

2009

DateLocationEventResponse
January-FebruaryMissouri and KentuckyIce StormsMass Feeding / Chain Saw / Shower / Laundry / Chaplaincy
MayIllinois and MissouriTornadoesChainsaw Teams
West VirginiaFloodingMass Feeding Teams
AugustKentuckyFloodingFlood Recovery Teams
OctoberGeorgiaFloodingLaundry Teams

2008

DateLocationEventResponse
FebruaryHickman, Macon, Madison, Shelby, Sumner Counties, TNTornado DamageChain Saw / Mass Feeding
June-JulyIowa and WisconsinMidwest Storm DamageMass Feeding / Shower / Flood Recovery / Chaplaincy
SeptemberTN ARC Shelters, LouisianaHurricane GustavMass Feeding / Chain Saw / Shower / Laundry / Chaplaincy
September-OctoberTexasHurricane IkeMass Feeding/Chain Saw/Flood Recovery/Shower/Laundry/ Chaplaincy

2007

DateLocationEventResponse
January-FebruaryMissouri and OklahomaIce StormsChain Saw
April-MayNew Hampshire and MaineFloodingFlood Recovery / Feeding
JulyCoffeyville, KSFloodingLaundry & Flood Recovery
August-SeptemberMinnesotaFloodingFlood Recovery
SeptemberOhioFloodingFlood Recovery
December-January '08OklahomaIce Storm DamageChain Saw

2006

DateLocationEventResponse
AprilGibson County, TN TornadoesChain Saw / Shower / Mass Feeding
Dyer County, TN TornadoesChain Saw / Shower
Sumner County, TNTornadoesChain Saw / Mass Feeding
MayMassachusettsFloodsMudout
May-JuneMassachusettsFloodsFlood Recovery
JulySt. Louis, MOStorm DamageMass Feeding
Granite City, ILStorm DamageChain Saw
Swansea, ILStorm DamageChain Saw
October-NovemberNew YorkSnow Storm DamageChain Saw

2005

DateLocationEventResponse
JulyEvergreen, ALHurricane DennisMass Feeding
AugustMississippi, Louisiana, and TexasHurricane KatrinaShower / Laundry / Mass Feeding / Recovery / Communications
SeptemberMississippi & LouisianaHurricane RitaShower / Laundry / Mass Feeding / Recovery / Communications
OctoberPompano Beach, FL Hurricane WilmaMass Feeding

2004

DateLocationEventResponse
May-JuneGiles County, TNTornadoRecovery
JunePrestonburg, KYFloodsFlood Recovery
AugustFort Myers, FL Hurricane CharlieRecovery / Communications / Mass Feeding / Crisis Intervention
SeptemberPort St. LucieHurricane FrancesRecovery / Mass Feeding / Communications
Vero Beach, FL
Atmore, ALHurricane IvanRecovery / Mass Feeding / Crisis Intervention / Long-Term Rebuild
Pace, FL
Atmore, AL
FloridaHurricane JeanneRecovery / Mass Feeding

2003

DateLocationEventResponse
JanuaryMorgan County, TNTornadoLong Term Rebuild
OhioIce StormRecovery
AprilIraqWar ReliefFamily Food Box Project
MayMadison, Rutherford, Dyer, Williamson, Sevier, Lincoln, Robertson, Jasper, Hamilton, and Marion Counties, TNTornadoes / StormsRecovery / Damage Assessment / Christmas Boxes / Crisis Intervention
JulyIndianaFloodsNational Incident Command
Shelby County, TNStormsDamage Assessment / Mass Feeding / Recovery
AugustOhioFloodsMudout
SeptemberVirginia Beach, VAHurricane IsabelMass Feeding / Recovery / Communications / Mass Feeding
Newbern, NC

2002

DateLocationEventResponse
JanuaryWest VirginiaFloodsDamage Assessment
AprilBristol, VA FloodsMass Feeding
Lewisburg, TN Factory ClosingCrisis Intervention
MayRoanoke, VA Law Enforcement Mem.Crisis Intervention
JuneFayette County, WV FloodsLong Term Rebuild
Gaza, Israel War ReliefCrisis Intervention / Food Distribution
Roseau County, MN FloodsMud Out
Ardmore, TN Riot TraumaCrisis Intervention
TexasFloodsTemp. Emergency Child Care
August-SeptemberFayette Cty., WVFloodsMass Feeding, Rebuild
OctoberKenner, LA Hurricane LiliRecovery
NovemberTennesseeTornadoesRecovery / Mass Feeding / Crisis Intervention
DecemberThomasville, NC Ice StormRecovery

2001

DateLocationEventResponse
AprilEl SalvadorEarthquakeRebuild
JulyPeytona, WV FloodsMass Feeding / Rebuild
AugustGreene County, TN FloodsRecovery
SeptemberNew York CityTerrorist AttackMass Feeding / Crisis Intervention / Dust Out

2000

DateLocationEventResponse
JanuaryEast Nashville, TN TornadoRecovery
AprilMozambiqueFloodFood Distribution
MayHickman County, TN TornadoRecovery
Glorieta, NM FireMass Feeding
Williamson / Davidson Co., TNStormsRecovery
JulySummertown, TN DroughtWater Distribution
SeptemberPikeville, TN DroughtWater Distribution
DecemberArkansasIceRecovery

1999

DateLocationEventResponse
JanuaryJackson / Clarksville, TNTornadoMass Feeding / Recovery
MayKS / OK / NETornadoShower Unit
Linden, TN TornadoRecovery
SeptemberKinston, NC Hurricane FloydMass Feeding / Rebuild
Cat Island, BahamasHurricane FloydRebuild
OctoberKosovoWar ReliefFood Distribution
TurkeyEarthquakeFood Distribution
NovemberNicaraguaHurricane MitchRebuild
DecemberVenezuelaFloodRebuild
HondurasFloodRebuild

1998

DateLocationEventResponse
JanuaryRoan Mt., TN FloodMass Feeding / Recovery
TennesseeSnow / IceRecovery
FebruaryTennesseeSnow / IceRecovery
AprilNashville, TN TornadoMass Feeding / Recovery
Wayne County, TNTornadoRecovery
JulyLawrenceburg, TN FloodMass Feeding / Recovery
AugustElizabeth City, NCHurricane BonnieMass Feeding
DecemberVan Buren County, TN IceMass Feeding
NovemberSt. Kitts, CaribbeanHurricane GeorgesRebuild
VenezuelaFloodRebuild

1997

DateLocationEventResponse
MarchDyersburg, TN FloodRecovery
Madisonville, KY FloodMass Feeding
JuneGrand Forks, ND FloodRecovery

1996

DateLocationEventResponse
JanuaryMechanicsburg, PA FloodMass Feeding
SeptemberClinton, NCHurricane FranMass Feeding

1995

DateLocationEventResponse
MayKenner, LA FloodMass Feeding
Dyersburg, TNFloodMass Feeding

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1993

DateLocationEventResponse
JulyCape Girardeau, MO FloodMass Feeding

1992

DateLocationEventResponse
AugustSouth FL Hurricane Andrew Mass Feeding / Recovery
 Houma, LA Hurricane AndrewMass Feeding / Recovery

1991

DateLocationEventResponse
MarchElba, AL FloodMass Feeding / Recovery
 Adamsville, TN Tornado Mass Feeding / Recovery
 Selmer, TN Tornado Mass Feeding / Recovery

1990

DateLocationEventResponse
FebruaryCopper Hill, TN FloodMass Feeding

1989

DateLocationEventResponse
SeptemberMacedonia, SCHurricane HugoMass Feeding / Recovery

1988

DateLocationEventResponse
DecemberWilliamson Co., TN TornadoMass Feeding

1987

DateLocationEventResponse
DecemberMillington, TNTornado / FloodMass Feeding

1986

DateLocationEventResponse
FebruaryCleveland, TNTornadoMass Feeding / Recovery
SeptemberEast TNDroughtHay Lift
OctoberHermann, MOFloodMass Feeding

1985

DateLocationEventResponse
JanuaryTracy City, TNIce StormMass Feeding
SeptemberPascagoula, MSHurricane ElenaMass Feeding
OctoberSlidell, LAHurricane JuanMass Feeding
NovemberApalachicola, FLHurricane KateMass Feeding

1984

DateLocationEventResponse
MarchMaxton, NCTornadoMass Feeding
MayPikeville, KYFloodMass Feeding
SeptemberLong Beach, NCHurricane DianaMass Feeding

1983

DateLocationEventResponse
AugustKemah, TXHurricane AliciaMass Feeding

1982

DateLocationEventResponse
MarchFt. Wayne, INFloodMass Feeding
MayMarion, ILFloodMass Feeding
SeptemberTrenton, TNTornadoMass Feeding
DecemberSt. Genevieve, MOFloodMass Feeding

1979

DateLocationEventResponse
MayLaVergne, TNFloodMass Feeding
SeptemberMobile, ALHurricane FredericMass Feeding

1978

DateLocationEventResponse
AprilWaverly, TNTanker Car ExplosionTanker Car Explosion

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