Disaster Recovery

A long term, Biblical, holistic approach to disaster recovery.

We are dedicated to helping communities rebuild after disasters. We work with disaster survivors throughout the long-term restoration process by partnering with local churches, associations and other long-term recovery teams to mobilize volunteers, gather and transport donated items and funds, provide prayer and spiritual support and raise awareness.

Update on Houston & Central Texas Flooding

Volunteers are Needed

Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery continues to respond to the needs of families and communities who have been impacted by the recent flash flooding in Central Texas and Houston. We are currently concentrating our efforts on the following cities:

  • Houston
  • San Marcus
  • Wimberley
  • Blanco

Volunteers will need to register by clicking the GO button below and selecting the city of service. Housing is currently provided at two churches in the Central Texas area and one church in Houston. All participants must register and will be responsible for preparing their own meals.

Cost is $25 per person to volunteer.

Click Here for a brief description of the recovery efforts taking place in each area. TBDR will follow-up with each group leader to make housing assignments and to confirm the dates you wish to schedule on the TBDR Calendar.

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Update on Tornado in Van, Texas

Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery is continuing our response to the tornado that struck Van in May, 2015. We are currently seeking teams to respond to this Disaster.

Teams or individuals who can make day trips are being assigned work projects at the Van Community Center. Contact Jessica at 1-903-600-1865 for more information about the type of work you will be doing. Volunteer center times are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. If you would like to send a construction team to help with the rebuild of two homes in Van, contact Gerald Davis to schedule dates.

Please continuing praying for the people of Van and for the needed funds to reach this town as they begin the recovery process.

Please contact Gerald Davis with any questions.

No in-kind goods donations are needed in Van. Financial donations or gift cards are the best way to assist. Used clothing is not needed.


Update on Earthquake in Nepal

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck near Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, on Saturday April 25, killing over 6,000 people with an estimated eight million people affected and living out in the open according to reports on May 1.

Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery is responding to this horrific disaster. We are working with global Baptist partners who have people on the ground assisting during this initial relief phase of this disaster.

Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery funds are used to help in times of disaster. Financial assistance from this fund will be appropriated to our Baptist Partners in Nepal as needs are expressed.

Shalom Builders

Shalom Builders – the new Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery initiative – aims to mobilize trained and equipped construction workers to areas affected by disaster. Our goal is to continue rebuilding until God’s shalom, or God’s wholeness, returns to the affected area. We currently have a number of projects needing volunteers in Austin, TX, West, TX, and Eagle Pass, TX. Learn more…

Disaster Recovery Overview

Ongoing U.S. Projects

We currently have several needs in not only Texas, but throughout the United States. Find out how you can aid in these particular needs below.

Ongoing International Projects

There are several ways to serve on disaster recovery projects around the globe. Find out how you can help internationally below.

Volunteer Corps

Working through our local churches, associations and long term recovery teams, Texas Baptist Disaster Recovery personnel discover needs that can be met by Texas Baptist Disaster Recovery Volunteers. We invite you to join us!

You will begin receiving information by email about future volunteer opportunities.

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Bounce: Student Disaster Recovery

We provide students with the opportunity to impact disaster-affected areas and assist in a community’s effort to bounce back from devastation. Bounce offers pre-packaged mission trips that include serving, worship, times of reflection and partnership with other churches. Learn more…


Church2Church and Church2Community partnerships are opportunities for a church to connect with and adopt another church or community to share resources and assist in their physical and financial needs.

Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery has identified both churches and communities that need the assistance of another church body. While we are here to help make the connection, we then take a step back to let your partnerships grow. We make ourselves available to help plan any mission trips or outreach events.

We also provide training and education for any church interesting in this process. We guide you through the process of developing an ongoing and strategic development plan. Our desire is to help each church understand how to aid other churches or communities in the best possible way – through a partnership.



Meet the Team

David Scott

Director, Disaster Recovery, Bounce

(214) 828-5123

Marla Bearden

Disaster Recovery Specialist, Disaster Recovery

(214) 828-5382

Gerald Davis

Disaster Recovery Development Specialist, Disaster Recovery

(214) 828-5392

Texas and Mexico Baptists partner to rebuild border town of Acuña, Mexico

Four months ago, a devastating tornado ripped through the city of Acuña, Mexico and hit with a ferocity that has not been witnessed in more than 100 years.

Baptists in both Texas and Mexico are gearing up to assist in recovery efforts for the city through “Acuña Rebuild.” Partners include Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery (TBDR), First Baptist Church in Del Rio, First Baptist Church in Acuña, Texas Baptists River Ministry and Eagle Pass-based Mission Border Hope.

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