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.
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.
We have several trips during 2014, located all around the world. Learn more…
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…
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…
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.
Texas Baptist Hunger Offering and Disaster Recovery help bring relief during Ebola crisis
by Leah Allen — September 29, 2014
DALLAS - Through funding from the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering, Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery (TBDR) and Restore Hope are sending food and supplies to areas that are experiencing starvation due to the Ebola crisis.
In Liberia and Sierra Leone, many farmers have contracted the Ebola virus and died causing farm workers to lose their jobs. In-country prices have escalated since less food is being produced.
CNN reported in a recent article that the number of Ebola cases could rise to between 550,000 and 1.4 million by January if there are no additional interventions or changes in community behavior, an estimate derived from…
Texas Baptists responds to the ebola crisis in West Africa
by Marla Bearden — September 17, 2014
Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery has been in communication with the Baptist World Aid Alliance, Liberia Baptist Missionary and Education Convention and the Virginia Baptist Convention regarding the Ebola crisis situation in West Africa. All of these organizations are working with ground personnel in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, who have reported that the situation is dire.
Due to the persistent fear of the spread of the disease, there has been a shutdown of schools, government offices, worship services, or gatherings of large groups. There is also an increased crisis of food scarcity…