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:
- San Marcus
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.
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 – 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 International Projects
There are several ways to serve on disaster recovery projects around the globe. Find out how you can help internationally below.
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.
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.
What to give when friends and family have all they need
by Leah Reynolds on November 18, 2015 in great commandment
The season of gratitude and giving is just around the corner, and the stressful question is likely beginning to linger, “What do I give my friends who family who have everything they need?“
This holiday season, Texas Baptists is offering 34 opportunities in its first-ever Missions Gift Catalog to give unique gifts to people in Texas and around the world who do not have everything they need, especially the one thing they need most—hope of eternal life.
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