Current Status: STand Down

Disaster Relief Training Update

With the Governor closing schools in Central Arkansas, we have decided to err on the side of caution and cancel the training at Mount Carmel (Cabot). We want to protect our volunteers and their families. Since we will have other training opportunities this year, we believe this is in the best interest of our volunteers. […]

Update: Storms in Southeastern Arkansas

Widespread storms across the southeastern portion of the state have caused significant damage to homes in Monticello, Hamburg, Dermott, Lake Village, Jerome, and surrounding areas. With trees down across the region, Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief has sent volunteers to serve these communities. There are assessors and chaplains from across the state ready to evaluate the […]

Tornado Response

Tyronza, AR On Sunday, October 20, Tyronza, AR was struck by an EF-1 tornado affecting a large portion of the community. Eighty-four homes and businesses were damaged in its wake. Volunteers from Tri-county, Beckspur, Central Jonesboro and Corner’s Chapel responded the next day, providing chainsaw support for clean up efforts and food for those impacted […]

News from Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas

With everything that’s happening across the region, Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief has been busy. We thought it was time for an update! This year the Arkansas River will be higher than it has been in recorded history and many places are being flooded that are normally safe. We are continuing to monitor the situation as […]

Missouri Tornadoes and Regional Flooding

So much has happened overnight and we would like to update you on the situations in various states. We are anticipating news as to how we might be able to help Missouri and Oklahoma. Last night, Missouri experienced three significant tornadoes. The tornado that struck Jefferson City, Missouri in the middle of the night has […]

Midwest Flooding Recovery Efforts

Since we arrived in Nebraska on March 23, we have had the opportunity to work with 16 other states in the flood recovery efforts. Arkansas has supplied the unified command, chaplains, assessors, a feeding team, and a flood recovery team during that time. While Southern Baptist Disaster Relief has been in the region, we have […]