Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief

Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief is a cooperative, volunteer ministry of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board and its affiliated churches.  It is totally dependent upon volunteers who give of their time, energy, talents and finances to assist others in a time of disaster.  The ministry is led by the State Director, an employee of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.  He and one administrative assistant are the only employees working primarily with Disaster Relief.

Upcoming Opportunities


UPCOMING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

 

I'm excited to announce that disaster relief training will be available on August 10 and 11, 2018 at Red Bank Baptist Church in Chattanooga.  In response to numerous requests, we have made arrangements to include chaplain and mass feeding sessions!  A tentative agenda is attached.  Please spread the word to current and potential volunteers at your church.  You can pre-register by emailing or calling me at 423-240-1274 or by calling the front desk at the Hamilton County Association (HCBA) office at 423-267-3794.  You'll need to indicate which classes you plan to attend and if you want a lunch.

Note that potential chaplain trainees will need to have completed their disaster relief credentialing and have a letter of recommendation sent to Elizabeth Holmes at eholmes@TNBaptist.org .  The letter of recommendation needs to be from their pastor or disaster relief director.  If they are a pastor, it needs to be from the HCBA Director of Missions.  Additional information and registration forms are available at http://tndisasterrelief.org/events/ .

 Please let me know if you have any questions.

Doyle Pittman

HCBA Disaster Relief Coordinator

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            Hamilton County Disaster Relief Training Agenda

 Red Bank Baptist - 4000 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37415

                    Friday - Saturday, August 10-11, 2018

 To pre-register for this class, contact Doyle Pittman at dpittman12@comcast.net, or by calling the front desk at the Hamilton County Association (HCBA) office at 423-267-3794

The credentialing fee is $36. This fee will cover not only the cost of the ID and background check but also the cost of any of the basic training courses a volunteer wants to take over the next 3 years.

In order to be fully credentialed, you will need to take at least one specialized class after you have taken the prerequisite course of “Introduction to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief.”

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR ALL CLASSES TO HELP US WITH EITHER CLASSROOM MATERIALS AND/OR MEAL COUNTS.

Training Agenda:  2018 Training agenda - Red Bank Baptist Church

Registration Forms

Disaster Relief Volunteers can now download the following forms to their computers and fill them out and bring them with you to training or send them to the DR office. By typing these forms, you are helping us save time with data entry and increasing our accuracy of keeping your records.

Use this link to find the forms: http://tndisasterrelief.org/re...

 

Disaster Relief Photo Gallery