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.


Chris Liebrum

Director, Church Ministry Resources, Disaster Recovery


(214) 828-5292

Marla Bearden

Disaster Response Specialist, Disaster Recovery


(214) 828-5382

Gerald Davis

Disaster Recovery & Development Specialist, Disaster Recovery


(214) 828-5392

David Scott

Director, Bounce


(214) 828-5123

Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery partnered with Texas Baptist Men and Meals4Multitudes, working together Monday for the MLK “Day of Service” to pack meals for West Africa. Over 175 volunteers packed 23,000 meals.

More meals are needed. Plan a food packing event in your church, association, or community. Food packing companies will come to you and your group can pack meals for West Africa. Volunteers can feed thousands of hungry and starving children through this project! For more information contact Marla Bearden at marla.bearden@texasbaptists.org or Gerald Davis at gerald.davis@texasbaptists.org. Click on the Aid For West Africa banner below to discover more ways to can get involved.

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…

Events

We have several trips during 2015, located all around the world. Learn more…

Disaster Recovery Overview

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. Learn more…

International Projects

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

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…

Partnerships

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.

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Texas Baptists celebrate MLK Day by packing 23,000 meals

by Leah Allen — January 21, 2015

DALLAS—The phrases, “Vitamins!” “Protein! and “Vegetables!” echoed across the concrete walls of Texas Baptist Men’s Dixon Mission Equipping Center as 175 Texas Baptist volunteers packed 23,000 meals on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to send to Liberia.

The event served as part of a Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery (TBDR) initiative to send food packets to Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa where starvation has become a crisis.

Volunteers came from all part of Texas, including Shertz, Lawn and Huntsville to pack boxes of food... [continue]

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Ebola and starvation in West Africa: Nearly 998,000 meals arrive with more on the way

by Leah Allen — January 9, 2015

It was a joyful holiday season for many Liberians and Sierra Leoneans as they received 997,920 pre-packaged rice and high-nutrition meals sent by Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery (TBDR) in partnership with multiple ministries.

The first container of 142,560 meals, trucked in from South Africa in partnership with Virginia Baptists, came just in time for Christmas and New Year’s. Photos bear witness to grateful Liberian children and families holding the food packets at Zion Praise Baptist Church near the... [continue]

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