Disaster Relief

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Serving In Crisis

Disasters strike unexpectedly. Immediately responding to resulting urgent needs can only be accomplished by well-led, trained, and compassionate credentialed responders. Through the immediate, efficient use of the resources, time and talent afforded us by God, we are able to minister as the hands, feet and heart of Jesus. To the glory of God, as we minister together showing the love of Jesus Christ, we help alleviate the pain and sorrow that affects so many in times of crisis, disaster, and resulting personal loss.

Serving those whose lives have been disrupted is the very act that Jesus commanded in the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). Jesus ministered to the people He met each day. The miracles He performed were answers to the needs of those with whom He came in contact. There were times when He ministered to the masses with miracles (feeding the 5,000), but most of His miracles were performed for individuals with specific needs.

Madison Baptist Association Disaster Relief, a component of overall Southern Baptist Disaster Relief recruits its leaders and responders from churches throughout Huntsville and surrounding Madison County. Our communities are fortunate that our local church leadership and members recognize the need and the opportunity to plan ahead for the worst. A lesson we have all learned from the past is that our future will very likely include natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. And with these, the God-given opportunity to minister to and serve those in need. Being prepared to render disaster relief means that planning and training never cease. There are never too many volunteers.

If you or your church would like to learn more about how you can become a part of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, please contact our Madison Baptist Association Disaster Relief Coordinator or Assistant.

 
Equipment Available at the Association
  • Truck – Ford F250 Crew Cab
  • Van – Ford E-350
  • Trailer – Chainsaw Support
  • Trailer – Shower Trailer w/Laundry Capability
  • Trailer – Disaster Relief / Reconstruction
  • Trailer – 14′ Box Cleanup and Recovery
  • 40 HP Kubota w/Front Loader & Claw Grapple
Trained Credentialed Responders in the following areas**:
  • Chainsaw
  • Chaplaincy
  • Cleanup
  • Recovery
  • Admin
  • Communication
  • Child Care
  • Mass Feeding
  • Shower
  • Assessment
**Visit Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (www.sbdr.org) for detailed information on any of these areas. Visit Alabama Baptist On Mission (www.alsbom-gm.org) to register/sign-up for training.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

October 1-2, 2021 at Whitesburg Baptist Church (South Campus).

Alabama Disaster Relief Site:
alsbom-gm.org

National Disaster Relief Site:
www.namb.net/dr

Local Leadership:

Jack E. Fuson
Association Coordinator
(256) 536-0015 Ext 216 (O)
(571) 268-1072 (C)
Carl Ratcliffe
Co-Coordinator
(256) 536-0015 Ext. 216 (O)
(256) 682-8637 (C)