By Compiled by B&R, BP reports MOUNT JULIET — Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief is partnering with sister organizations of the field to bring help, hope and healing to people affected by multiple, massive earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, according to Wes Jones, disaster relief specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. More than 22,000 are dead following two major earthquakes that rocked southern Turkey and Syria on Feb. 6. Thousands are injured and millions of… Continue reading

Mass Feeding Team and Flood Recovery Teams Needed; Also IMT Team Needed

This week will wrap up operations in Wauchula, FL.  Great work has been accomplished by all the teams that served. Flood recovery teams are needed the weeks of October 31 – November 12, 2022.  Please schedule your team with Wes Jones and Elizabeth by email – wjones@tnbaptist.org or eholmes@tnbaptist.org. A Mass Feeding Team of 4 is needed for November 11-20, 2022 in Venice. You will be feeding approximately 100+ volunteers. An Incident Management Team is needed… Continue reading

Standby – Hurricane Ian

We are asking Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteers to put the following types of units on ALERT for possible deployment to Florida if needed. Chaplains, Assessors, Chainsaw, Flood Recovery, Tarping, Incident Command, Mass Feeding, and Shower and Laundry Units. Pretty much every type of team. We are NOT responding yet. Look at your schedule, see if you can respond if called upon. Get your units checked and ready to respond. Begin praying NOW about the… Continue reading

God is Doing Great Things in Kentucky!

Amidst the Tragedy, Hope! Volunteer teams from Tennessee and Ohio, have been be hard at work in the Carrie, KY area assisting homeowners that were affected by the torrential flooding that took place throughout at least 12 Counties that have been declared Federal Disaster Areas by FEMA. SBDR Teams from multiple states are working alongside Kentucky DR to meet the needs. Tennessee has in place and IC, Shower Laundry Units, Chaplains, Assessors, Feeding Team, Heavy… Continue reading

More Flood Recovery Teams Needed for Kentucky

We are in need of more Flood Recovery Teams to serve the people affected by the floods in Kentucky. If you can gather a team and go support these folks, who have lost so much, please look at your schedule and then email drelief@tnbaptist.org and wjones@tnbaptist.org. If you prefer to call, please call the DR Response Phone at (615) 969-0410 and they can give you the most accurate information. Continue reading

Tornado Updates

Team Leaders, DOMs, AMSs, and Secretaries, Yesterday’s storms, as you probably know by now, did damage in at least 5 states including TN.  There is quite a bit of damage in Union and Weakley Associations.  I know there was damage in Dixon, Nashville, Hendersonville, and Mt. Juliet.  If any of you are in these areas, have you been out assessing?  What does the damage look like, and do you see any needs?  If you know… Continue reading

Important Update – Waverly, Johnson County, and Louisiana

Unit Directors, DOMs, AMSs and Secretaries, There are many things to update you on regarding Waverly, Johnson County, and Louisiana. Waverly: I cannot say, “Thank You” enough for all those teams, churches and individuals who have showed up to support the Flood Response in Waverly.  I want to especially thank Kathy and Brock Henry, and Bill Lowe who have overseen the operation.  Because of the work you have done in a relatively short time, we… Continue reading

Waverly Update & Ida Alert

Unit Directors, DOMs, AMSs, Secretaries, I want to thank all of you who have been working so hard to meet the needs of those affected by the flooding in Waverly.  You have been doing an incredible amount of work!  But there is still much to do. Hurricane Ida is set to hit Louisiana tomorrow and if it goes as they predict, it will be a major hurricane.  Now the question arises how does that affect… Continue reading


Unit Directors, DOMs, AMSs and Secretaries, UNIT STATUS CHANGED TO STANDBY! The damage caused by yesterday’s rains in the Waverly, Dickson, McEwen, and surrounding areas is tremendous.  Last night they were reporting 10 dead and 20 still missing.  The waters rose extremely fast and were swift.  At least 3 of those who died were swept out of their parent’s arms.  I cannot even begin to imagine the heartbreak that would cause. Therefore, I am putting… Continue reading