Disaster Relief trainings added to meet need for workers in SE Texas
April 5th, 2016 / By: Keith Collier | Managing Editor / comments
GRAPEVINE—The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention’s Disaster Relief (DR) team has announced three training opportunities to equip more workers to respond to ongoing cleanup efforts in Southeast Texas following record flooding. Two trainings will be in Orange, TX, and the third will be in San Antonio.
The basic DR training, called Intro to Disaster Relief, is required of all volunteers and ensures that volunteers have all documentation in place and are ready to deploy. At the end of the training, volunteers will receive a DR T-shirt, cap and identification badge.
- SBTC DR will offer the Intro to Disaster Relief training along with specialty trainings in the ministry areas of Cleanup & Recovery, Assessments and Chaplaincy at Silver Oaks Baptist Church in Orange on Friday, April 8, from 6-9 p.m. Those that have never been trained must take the Intro to Disaster Relief. Those that have been previously trained can choose one of the specialty trainings. The address for Silver Oaks Baptist Church is 16460 FM 1442, Orange, TX 77632.
- Temporary Disaster Relief training will be offered Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Mauriceville. This training is for those that can only serve one day and have no prior DR training. Training will last for one hour. Trainees will be supervised by veteran DR volunteers during the work day at Deweyville. The address for FBC Mauriceville is 11540 Hwy 12, Orange, TX 77632-7353.
- The Intro to Disaster Relief training will be offered at Northwest Hills Baptist Church in San Antonio on Saturday, April 9, from 9:00-11:45 a.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The address for Northwest Hills Baptist Church is 6585 Heath Road, San Antonio, TX 78250.
For more information, call 817-552-2500. To donate online to a specific disaster relief deployment, visit http://sbtexas.com/evangelism/disaster-relief/how-to-help.