MBA Disaster Relief

Hurricane Ian update: 10.4.22

 
Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers, including may from Mobile,  are serving in Arcadia Florida assisting First Baptist Church and the Florida Baptist Convention in ministering to the local community. Pray for safe travels, effective work, and opportunities to share the love of Christ. We do not limit our efforts to Baptists or Christians. We are there to help. Our large feeding unit will be running. Chainsaw teams will be working. Flood recovery teams will be working. Chaplains will be providing emotional/spiritual care. Our communications team is going to provide reliable communications.
 
If you know someone with trees down or had flooding in their home, have them call us. We are serving DeSoto County. If we are able, we will help. No charge.Call 334.613.2389. If no one answers leave a voicemail.
 
As a reminder, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief does not collect or distribute donated items.
Anyone who wishes to help financially may do so at www.sbdr.org/hurricane-relief

 

Additionally, donations made to Mobile Baptist Disaster Relief help keep our Chainsaw Trailer supplied and ready for deployment. The MBA DR ministry pays for insurance for each local volunteer that is deployed as well as some travel and lodging expenses. Several local volunteers are already serving in Arcadia and several more are deploying soon.

Thank you for your constant support of this great ministry that brings hope and help in Jesus’ name.

 


Donate to MBA Disaster Relief

Please consider an offering towards MBA Disaster Relief. Your giving provides the funds for supplies and preparation to respond to disasters in our area; giving volunteers opportunities to share the love of Jesus!

Those wishing to aid  in the Disaster Relief ministries of the Mobile Baptist Association by donating financially have several options for giving including: (Please note: if giving to DR, please notate that on your donation)

  1. Notate Mobile Baptist Association DR (Associational Missions DR) on your offering check given to your church.
  2. Donate through your online banking; thus, have your bank send a check. (notate DR)
  3. Mail checks (notate DR) payable to:
    Mobile Baptist Association
    616 Azalea Road
    Mobile, AL 36609
  4. Donate electronically via PayPal or credit card. (notate DR)


The Mobile Baptist Association Disaster Relief Ministry is prepared to respond to damage or needs that arise from natural disasters. Below is a link to response information including a description of the MBA response process, assessment forms and a church ministries survey form. You may want to download and print this information so you have it if the power goes down.

Please update and send us your ministries survey form to confirm your facility’s availability as a feeding station, supply storage and distribution center, or to house volunteer teams, and the multitude of other options.

Briefly, in the event of a hurricane, or other disaster, the MBA office will serve as the Command Center for SBC response. We will establish an alternate center if damage dictates the change. Our trained “yellow caps” will begin assessments of damage immediately. Each church can help by downloading, completing and bringing us an initial assessment of the damages to your facility and community. Please also let us know if there are no damages to your facility and community. We will confirm damages and prioritize needs. This will help with our allocation of repair teams and supplies.

It is our intent to repair churches quickly so they can serve as the hub for community assessment, resource allocation, supplies distribution and home repair.

Your missions tithe to the Cooperative Program, State Board of Missions and Mobile Association make possible the infrastructure and training to be able to respond immediately and effectively. Thank you!

You can download all of the DR resources by clicking here!

Are you interested in receiving training in order to be a part of our Disaster Relief Team?  Just sign up here!


Click here to email questions and concerns related to Disaster Relief.




Carolyn Battle
Volunteer MBA Disaster Relief Coordinator

Deputy Disaster Relief Coordinator (MSC)

Responsibilities:

  • Serve with Carolyn Battle to lead the MBA Disaster Relief preparation and response.

  • Help enlist and train DR coordinators in each MBA church.

  • Assist with the development and management of the MBA DR fleet of response vehicles.

  • Assist with volunteer coordination following a disaster.