When disaster strikes, some of the first to respond with help are Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers.
Kentucky has an active disaster relief program that works in concert with similar programs in other states. Whether the disaster occurs within the state or elsewhere in the nation or the world, Kentucky volunteers may be called on to help.
DATES & LOCATIONS
|April 7-8, 2017
Hickory Grove Baptist Church
11969 Taylor Mill Road
Independence, KY 41051
Phases I & II Training
|September 15-16, 2017
First Baptist Church
425 Eastern Bypass
Richmond, KY 40475
Phases I & II Training
Kentucky volunteers can staff feeding units designed to deliver thousands of hot meals on short notice; move in with chainsaws to help remove debris; do the dirty work of helping families remove mud from flooded homes; and provide many other disaster relief services.
Registration is just $40, and $20 for returning volunteers. Must be 18 to be trained and certified as a disaster relief volunteer.
PHASE I TRAINING FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS
Each Phase I training session is held Saturday only from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., local time, at each location. Phase I comprises a morning session, 9 a.m. - noon, and an afternoon session, 1 - 4 p.m., that consists of the volunteer's choice of Phase II classes. The course fee of $40 includes Phase I & Phase II training on the same day, a Phase I manual, a background check, photo ID badge and lunch.
PHASE II TRAINING
Phase II classes are held Saturday only from 1 - 4 p.m., local time, at each location. The course fee of $20 includes as many Phase II courses as the volunteer chooses to take, a new photo ID badge and a background check. Completion of Phase I is a prerequisite for Phase II training.
Returning volunteers will attend one of the following Phase II course options:
Ministering to the spiritual and emotional needs of the survivors of a disaster; that's the role of the disaster relief chaplain.
Every disaster relief team needs at least one chaplain, trained to care for people in the midst of crisis. Going door to door in a neighborhood where a chainsaw team is working provides many ministry opportunities for a chaplain. In addition, stand-alone teams of chaplains may be deployed to minister in disaster situations if requested by an associational director of missions or disaster relief coordinator. Chaplains are also trained to identify and care for other team members who may be overwhelmed by the disaster.
Registration is just $20. Must be 18 to be trained and certified as a disaster relief volunteer.
Chaplaincy training is a two-day session on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m, local time, at each location. Both days of training are required. The course fee of $20 includes training, A background check and lunch on Saturday. Completion of the Phase I Training course, "Involving Southern Baptists in Disaster Relief," is a prerequisite.