Disaster Relief


When disaster strikes, some of the first to respond to help are Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers.  Indiana has an active disaster relief program which works in concert with similar programs in other states.  Indiana volunteers can  move in with chainsaws to help remove debris, do the dirty work of helping families remove mud from flooded homes, and provide many other disaster relief services.


Mission Statement

The mission of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana Disaster Relief, in cooperation with the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board Disaster Relief, is to train, credential and prepare Born Again Believers to respond in a lovingly Christ-like manner to people at home and around the world affected by a disastrous event and support their volunteer efforts by providing administrative, organizational or other resources necessary for their ministry to be successful.

The philosophy behind Southern Baptist disaster relief efforts has been summed up in the phrase, “A cup of cold water in Jesus name.” We are following the example of Jesus of Nazareth when He fed the 5,000 and the 4,000, and His teachings in the parable of the Good Samaritan and Matthew 25:32-46.