Current Status: ACTIVE

Disaster Relief continues to provide assistance in areas impacted by tornadoes

Since the March 31 tornadoes, Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief (ABDR) has deployed 23 recovery teams, six feeding units and two shower and laundry units. Currently, ABDR has 10 units deployed in Little Rock and Wynne, continuing to assist those in need.   Providing further aid, Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief is set up at Second Baptist […]

Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief aids survivors in recovery efforts

Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief (ABDR) currently has 13 units deployed throughout Arkansas, following the recent severe thunderstorms and tornadoes on Friday, March 31, that left devastation in their wake. Currently, Disaster Relief has command centers at Immanuel Baptist Church (Little Rock), Levy Baptist Church (North Little Rock), Second Baptist Church (Jacksonville), and Wynne Baptist Church. […]

Disaster Relief deploys across Arkansas

Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief has deployed across Arkansas to aid in relief and recovery efforts following the severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that tore through the Natural State on Friday, March 31.  Officials reported more than 50 people were injured in Friday afternoon’s tornado in Little Rock, preliminarily categorized as an EF-3 by the National Weather Service, […]

Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief deploys to Mississippi

Rolling Fork, Miss. – Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief is actively serving Mississippians after an EF-4 tornado tore through Rolling Fork, Mississippi, on Friday, March 24, leaving devastation in its wake.  The tornado moved from the southwest to the northeast directly through the town causing extensive damage to buildings, homes and infrastructure in the area.  As […]

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 […]