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.
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…
We have several trips during 2014, located all around the world. Learn more…
Disaster Recovery Overview
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…
There are several ways to serve on disaster recovery projects around the globe. Find out how you can help internationally below. Learn more…
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.
Live the Difference: in disaster recovery
by Gerald Davis — November 10, 2014
This year’s Annual Meeting theme is “Live the Difference.” We asked several individuals what it looks like to live the difference in their day-to-day lives. Here’s what Gerald Davis, Disaster Recovery and development specialist, had to say:
Being the Dallas Cowboy fan that I am, I appreciate the complement which is usually made by a player to a coach or the coaching staff, which is generally made after a win, that says “the coach(es) had an excellent game plan which put us in the right position to make the play(s) and allowed us to win the game.” Living the difference, for me is like that. I’m so grateful to God for allowing…
Ebola crisis leads to starvation; Texas Baptists send 570,000 meals in response
by Leah Allen — October 9, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Though media is flooded with news of the Ebola crisis, a calamity nearly as fatal—starvation—has risen in West African countries due to the virus. In response to this dire need, Dallas-based Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery (TBDR), in partnership with Convoy of Hope in Springfield, Missouri, shipped 250,000 meals to Monrovia, Liberia on Thursday, Oct. 9, to help bring relief to the crisis.
When the container of food, holding 44,000 pounds of prepackaged meals, arrives to Monrovia in four to six weeks, Liberian Baptist churches will distribute the supplies to rural communities and to hospitals. An…