Disaster Relief Training Events:
Tuesday, January 28 – Friday, January 31 at the Mesa Public Safety Training Center, Mesa, AZ
Tues. & Wed. CISM course (0800-1600): Management of School Crisis
Thurs & Fri. CISM course (0800-1600): Strategic Responses to Crisis
There is no fee for these CISM courses. You must register in advance at the KLOVE web site. Note: registration will open 90 days prior to the training.
Snacks are provided; lunch each day is on your own (local map provided).
Saturday, February 1 at Brown Road Baptist Church, 4801 E. Brown Road, Mesa, AZ
0800-1600 Operational Stress First Aid
Registration fee: $15 (includes OSFA pocket guide, link to the full OSFA manual, and hand-out of lecture slides)
Registration will be through the AZ SBC Disaster Relief website (https://azsbc.org/dr-2/ ), beginning in November. Snacks are provided; lunch is on your own (local map provided).
If you need overnight lodging, check the Painted Mountain Gold Resort, 4 miles for the Public Safety Center. We were not able to reserve a block of rooms this year. You can make your own reservation by using the link below; room rates will be at the time you book the room; if you wait until January they may be higher since it is golf season for the snowbirds. Right now rates start at about $93 per night.
Westgate Painted Mountain Golf Resort
6302 E. Mckellips Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85215
Statewide DR Training
• Involving Southern Baptists in Disaster Relief
• Feeding Unit Training
• Disaster Recovery
Registration will be online beginning in Novemer.
DR on Mission:
Aiding in Recovery
Over 20 AZSR volunteers headed to Nebraska/Iowa, and to Oklahoma to help residents after severe storms hit.
What is Southern Baptist Disaster Relief?
Since 1967, when a handful of Texans answered God’s call, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) has grown into one of the largest disaster response agencies in the U.S. with more than 82,000 trained volunteers and 1552 mobile units. Volunteers stand ready to be called out when disaster strikes.
SBDR desires to represent Jesus Christ in the middle of a crisis. Believers are under scriptural and moral obligation to provide a positive witness of the love of Jesus to everyone. As Christians, we are to demonstrate love to those affected by disasters through the efficient and immediate use of the resources, talents, and time entrusted to them.
Through the development of a cooperative team effort, needs can be efficiently and effectively met for the glory of God. Every Southern Baptist Convention in North America now has a disaster relief ministry. They vary in their abilities, number of units, number of trained volunteers, and resources.
Southern Baptists are usually involved in meeting immediate needs in an emergency relief response; sending chaplains, feeding units, and medical teams. During recovery, SBDR continues operating feeding units, shower and laundry units, clean-up crews, and emergency repairs. Depending on the nature of the disaster needs, SBDR teams may continue to serve as the response transitions to rebuilding.
SBDR is a founding member of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) and has national signed agreements with:
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- The American Red Cross (ARC)
- The Salvation Army (TSA)
- National Voluntary Organizations Assisting in Disaster (VOAD)
- Mercy Medical Airlift
- Convoy of Hope
- The Army Military Auxiliary Radio (MARS) Unit
- North American Mission Board (NAMB)
- Baptist Global Response (BRG)