Boulder, CO Oct. 2013
|Donations to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief responds to disasters across the US and around the world. Donations are fully tax deductible and 100% of all gifts are used to meet the needs of hurting people in the wake of disasters.
Donations can be made online (press HOPE link to the left), by phone (866) 407-6262, or by mail - checks should be made payable to "North American Mission Board" and sent to Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 116543, Atlanta, GA 30368-6543.
Donations to support disaster relief work specifically through Minnesota and Wisconsin teams should be made payable to MWBC-DR and mailed to:
Minnesota Wisconsin Baptist Convention
M-W Disaster Relief
519 16th St. SE
Rochester, MN 55904
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Southern Baptists are one of the largest non-government organizations performing disaster relief services in the United States,ranking third after American Red Cross and The Salvation Army. The North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention performs a coordinating role for the state Baptist conventions, where disaster relief volunteers are recruited, trained, and activated for service.
MWBC Disaster Relief ministries are designed to:
What kind of disaster relief is MWBC able to provide?
We currently have fully trained volunteers on each of our units: Childcare Unit, Chainsaw Unit, Feeding Unit, Shower/Laundry, Mudout, Chaplaincy Unit and Prayer Support. We have fully equipped and mobile trailers for the Childcare, Chainsaw, Mudout, Shower/Laundry, Feeding Units and Chaplaincy.
How can I get involved? A good first step to getting involved is to attend one of our training sessions. There you will learn the basics of disaster relief volunteerism, as well as receiving hands on training in one or more areas of disaster relief. You will have the opportunity to complete Volunteer Packet at the training session - or download and complete it now.
Requirements to Volunteer
Any Southern Baptist adult or youth church member who meets the basic training requirements and desires to be a part of the MWBC Disaster Relief ministries when a disaster occurs can volunteer. (Youth volunteers, 7th
grade, can ONLY respond to disasters within Minnesota and Wisconsin).
MWBC Executive Director Leo Endel
Disaster Relief Co-Directors Dave & Jeanne Wedekind
Hmong Community Mycie Vue & Chou Vang
Administrative Ministry Assistant Sue King
Ministry Assistant Laurie Buckholt
Volunteer Coordinator Diann Dill
What Does That Mean?
MWBC - Minnesota Wisconsin Baptist Convention
NAMB - North American Mission Board
IMB - International Mission Board
SBC - Southern Baptist Convention
DR – Disaster Relief
VOAD - Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
ARC - American Red Cross
TSA - The Salvation Army
RECOVERY Unit – Combination of Chainsaw & Mudout
Associational DR Coordinators
Bay Lakes Association ~vacant~
Southern Wisconsin Association - Larry Jatho
Hmong Coordinators - Mycie Vue and Chou Vang
Lakeland Association - Diann Dill
Northern Lakes Association ~vacant~
Northwoods Association - Larry Reedy
Pioneer-Western Association ~vacant~
Twin Cities Association - Ed Olson
MN VOAD - Ed Olson
WI VOAD - Larry Jatho
Unit Directors and Unit Location
1-Chainsaw/Recovery - Joe & Elaine Kovars - SW Wisconsin
2-Temporary Child Care - Mary Krome – E Wisconsin
3-Feeding Unit - Dick Cashwell – S Central Wisconsin
4-Recovery Unit - ~vacant~ – Central Wisconsin
5-Recovery Unit - Tom Bickford – N Minnesota
6-Recovery Unit - Ed Olson - Central Minnesota
7-Shower/Laundry Unit - Jim & Sharon Lee – SE Wisconsin
Unit with no Trailer
8-Chaplaincy Team Leader - Jef Skinner
9-Prayer Support Team Leader - Sue King