Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters




3 THINGS WE CAN DO TO HELP

  1. Pray — Pray for the families affected, those who are assisting in recovery efforts, and for the communities as they recover and heal from the damage caused by the natural disaster.
  2. Give Directly — Financial resources will be necessary to help all the affected areas recover from the damage. Below is a list of organizations we recommend giving to in order to support the relief effort of natural disasters.
  3. Organize — As search and rescue efforts give way to recovery, volunteer teams will be needed to travel to affected areas. Consider volunteering of your time and energy to travel to affected areas to serve those who are suffering and have been affected by natural disasters.

GIVE DIRECTLY

First Baptist Church of Tallahassee recommends the following agencies if you are interested in providing assistance to those affected by natural disasters.

Volunteer

Donate

ORGANIZE

DISASTER RELIEF TRAINING

If you missed the Disaster Relief training that was held March 9, there are two other possibilities for you to get trained. On May 18, there will be a training held at Hiland Park Baptist Church in Panama City, and on June 1 there will be a training held at North Jacksonville Baptist Church, in Jacksonville. You can register for your background check by following the procedure below. Once you arrive on site, you will pay the registration fee.

If you are already a credentialed volunteer, check your badge for the expiration date. If it is expired or if you have never been credentialed, visit flbaptist.org/disaster-relief-training/ to begin the process of a background check and receive all the information you will need for the training day. There is a $25 registration fee for new volunteers; returning volunteers have a $20 registration fee. Your registration fee includes lunch and training materials. Registration and fees will be collected onsite the day of the training.

Contact Linda Teague for more information.


DID YOU KNOW:

  • The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is supported in part by the Southern Baptist Cooperative Program?
  • Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is the third largest relief agency in the US after the Red Cross and Salvation Army
  • In Florida, during Hurricane Michael Relief efforts, there were over 3,000 volunteers from multiple state conventions serving for 128 days
    • There were over 819,000 meals served
    • There were over 4,000 homes served
    • There were over 100 professions of faith.