Current Status: Standby

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 […]

9-07 Update [Hurricane Ida]

UPDATE   Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief deployed to Hammond, Louisiana last week to begin assisting those in need. They joined approximately 15 Southern Baptist State Conventions who have also deployed their Disaster Relief Teams to Louisiana and Mississippi.   Homes around the area sustained damage. Trees and powerlines litter roads and yards. Many are still without power, and some are still making their way […]

9-01 Update [Hurricane Ida] 

UPDATE  Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief will be deploying to Hammond, Louisiana. Hammond is 45 miles east of Baton Rouge and 45 miles NW of New Orleans with a population of 21,359.   This morning, the State Feeding Unit, the Tri-County Recovery Unit, the Geyer Springs FBC Shower and Laundry Unit, the State Communications Unit, and two commercial generators were deployed […]