All Disaster Relief volunteers make up the third largest volunteer agency in the United States. Louisiana is one of 42 state conventions committed to responding to the needs when a disaster strikes. Disaster Relief began officially in 1977 with John Winters, the State Director of Men’s Ministries. You can become a trained volunteer in the field of your choice.

The core values are the foundation for the ministry that we provide. They comprise the constant guide by which we perform the Disaster Relief ministry and interact with an affected community, our partners, other organizations, volunteers, and Southern Baptist constituents. The Louisiana Fleet includes:

  • Feeding Units – 4
  • Child Respite Care Unit – 1
  • Chainsaw/Recovery Units – 43
  • Command/Communication – 1
  • Shower – 12
  • Laundry – 2
  • Water Purification – 1
  • Generator – 2
  • Heavy Equipment – 8
  • Total units in the state fleet – 74
  • Trained Volunteers – 3,800

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is composed of individuals who are believers in Jesus Christ. Volunteers are under the imperative to minister to people and demonstrate God’s Love as they share the message of hope in Jesus Christ. 1 John 3:16-17