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.

Donate to disaster recovery

All funds given will help support the work of Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery. TBDR works 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 donated funds and raise awareness.

Texas Baptists Respond to Louisiana Flooding

Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery will be responding in the days ahead. Click here to learn more about Texas Baptists involvement in Louisiana.

Houston Area Disaster Recovery Home Repairs

Volunteers Needed

Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery and Texas Baptist Men are partnering in mobilizing volunteers to repair homes in the Greater Houston area affected by flooding. We are seeking to serve the uninsured, underinsured, disabled and elderly families affected by this flooding.

We are mobilizing volunteers to assist families in Harris (Houston), Brazoria and Waller counties. Recent flooding has left hundreds of families in these areas with no assistance to repair homes. Our Job Board currently includes over 30 different jobs in these areas. Assistance is needed in hanging sheetrock; tape, bed, texturing walls; installing ceramic floor tile, hanging doors, trim work, roofing, debris removal and mold remediation.

  • August 25-27
  • September 29-October 1
  • October 27-29
  • TBDR Staff will be on site to provide assistance and direction.
  • Volunteer teams will provide free labor as affected families will purchase building materials.
  • Housing in area churches can be arranged for those coming from out of town. Meals are on your own.
  • Local Volunteers will commute.

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Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery works with local Long Term Recovery Committees to identify hands on opportunities for volunteers to support families.

Have a question? Contact Marla Bearden at (214) 537-7358 or Gerald Davis at (214) 924-6401.

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

Marla Bearden

Disaster Recovery Specialist, Disaster Recovery

(214) 828-5382

Gerald Davis

Disaster Recovery Development Specialist, Disaster Recovery

(214) 828-5392

David Scott

Director, Disaster Recovery, Bounce

(214) 828-5123




NAMB SEND Relief Encouraging Texas Baptists Churches to Send Volunteers to Louisiana

The North American Mission Board SEND Relief” is operating a Volunteer Housing/Reception Center in Gonzales, LA to assist families affected by the September flooding in the Southeast part of the state. Over 40,000 homes flooded leaving a path of destruction across 14 different Parishes (Counties).

Volunteers are needed to repair homes in the Greater Baton Rouge area.

“No Yellow Cap training is needed for this long term disaster recovery project,” said Cathy Miller of NAMB, who is coordinating this... [continue]