Current Status: active

10/12 Hurricane Ian

Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief is actively serving Floridians after the recent landfall of Hurricane Ian. Nearly 150 volunteers have been deployed over the last week making over 100 contacts on the ground. Currently, Corners Chapel Baptist Church shower and laundry unit and Current Gaines feeding unit are actively working in the community to help provide […]

10/4 Hurricane Ian

Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief is currently deployed to Florida, where Hurricane Ian drastically swept across the state on Wednesday, September 28. Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm, killing over 100 people according to recent reports and causing widespread damage.  “This will be a very long deployment. We will be doing mass feeding and helping […]

8/8 Flooding

An Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief recovery team from First Baptist Church in Russellville left early Sunday afternoon on August 7 to respond to the flooding in St. Louis, Missouri. Chaplains and assessors have also been deployed to respond to the floods in Kentucky from First Baptist Church in Rogers. Currently, there are 11 sites in […]

Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief Ukraine/Romania Update

UPDATE Arkansas Baptist State Convention Disaster Relief partnered with the IMB and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief international crisis response efforts (SEND Relief) in Romania where almost 600,000 Ukrainians have fled. In early April, a team of six volunteers from the Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief traveled to Romania to assist however they might be needed. On […]

04-12 Severe Weather Update

UPDATE Round one of three severe weather events forecast for this week swept through the River Valley and North Central Arkansas last night, Monday, April 11. Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers were ready to respond. The First Baptist Clarkesville Chainsaw Unit was sent to Scranton, Arkansas to work on tree removals. The Red River Baptist […]

4-03 Northwest Arkansas Tornado

UPDATE Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers responded in Northwest Arkansas to tornado damage left by a EF-3 tornado in parts of Fayetteville and Springdale on March 31-April 3. Grand Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Balboa Baptist Church in Hot Springs Village and the Southwest Baptist Association Recovery Units spent the majority of the weekend […]

3-30 Northwest Arkansas Tornado

UPDATE Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are actively responding to tornado damage in Northwest Arkansas. According to the National Weather Service, an EF-3 tornado impacted parts of Fayetteville and Springdale in the early hours of Wednesday, March 30. The Washington-Madison Association Feeding Unit is feeding volunteers and survivors in the community. The Northwest Baptist Association’s […]

02-24 Winter Storm Update

UPDATE  A winter storm moved through the area February 23 bringing ice, sleet and freezing rain to much of Arkansas. Areas all over the state have been affected while the hardest area of impact seems to be Northeast Arkansas. There are reports of trees and powerlines being down, which has caused many to be without power.   […]

12-11 Arkansas Storms Update

Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are mobilizing in response to the storm damage after tornadoes and straightline winds affected Northeast Arkansas. Our teams are currently operating in Trumann, Leachville and Monette. They are also assessing damage in Augusta and other areas with reported damage. Incident Management teams are setting up at New Hope Baptist Church […]

9-13 Update [Hurricane Ida]

UPDATE   Clean-up efforts with the Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief continue in Hammond, Louisiana. There are many properties still being assessed, but jobs are continuing to come in and teams are working to complete them.   Since we first arrived on September 2nd, we have successfully completed 63 jobs with many more to come. We have been able to distribute 31 Bibles and have had […]