Give to support Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief efforts.

Mail gifts to: Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 950295, Louisville, KY 40295-9900

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Wherever the disaster occurs, Kentucky volunteers may be called out to help.

Kentucky has a very active disaster relief ministry that works in partnership with other organizations in Kentucky, nationally, and internationally. More than 2,500 trained volunteers serve in Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief.

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DR Ministry Area Descriptions & Manuals

Click below to access KYDR training manuals. As a reminder, you are allowed to change your selected breakout sessions should you change your mind. Manuals will be available via QR code during the breakouts. We will no longer be offering printed copies at the training.

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DR Apparel
Below is the order form is for Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers to purchase apparel for responses.

DR Apparel is allowed to be purchased by KYDR volunteers. Orders will be filled the first of every month. Orders will not be filled until payment has been received.

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Shower Unit Requests

Shower Unit Requests

KYDR has several shower units around the state available for our Kentucky Baptist Churches and associations to request for mission teams/church groups. Each shower unit has fees associated with its use. The unit coordinator will inform you of the fees and expectations of unit usage.

Please have the following information ready:

  • Dates Needed
  • How Many Volunteers
  • Name of Requesting KBC organization
  • Location of Setup
  • Contact Name, Phone, and Email


Wayne County Baptist Association – Monticello
Nick Catron – 606-278-5099
6 stall unisex unit / 2 washer/dryer

Central KY Network of Baptists – Lexington
Don Dobson – 859-396-9068
8 stall men/women unit / 2 washer/dryer

Blood River Baptist Association – Hardin
Terry Laster – 270-437-4203
4 stall unisex unit / 2 washer/dryer

Bracken Baptist Association – Maysville
Tony Liess – 606-584-3771
4 stall unisex unit / 1 washer/dryer

Kentucky Baptist Convention – Lawrenceburg
Jonathan Kitchen – 502-389-0841
4 stall unisex unit / 2 washer/dryer

Kentucky WMU – Stanford
Joe Ball – 502-489-3451
2 – 6 stall unisex units / 2 washer/dryer

If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact Ron Crow, Disaster Relief Director at or 502-489-3401.

Year-to-Date Stats

We are proud of the extensive work our Disaster Relief volunteers have done in the recent year. Please click and download the stat sheets below for more information.

Year-to-date totals

Year-to-date Units

READY CHURCH Strategy Plan

Churches can prepare for disaster by developing a strategy to minister to their communities during a crisis. This is done through facilities preparation, member training, securing supplies, and developing protocols to activate the church’s disaster response plan.

READY CHURCH is a strategy plan to assist churches in preparing for disasters that can strike their communities. It helps churches prepare, connect, and respond in times of disaster. The plan identifies some of the likely disaster scenarios that may occur in a church’s community and why the congregation needs to be prepared if it is to be effective in ministry.

READY CHURCH offers churches practical suggestions about how to prepare for ministry, develop a strategy, connect with those who are affected and other responding groups, and be ready to walk through doors of ministry opportunities during disasters. The plan also offers insight on how to keep response leaders active in ministry between disasters. Unfortunately, most churches are unprepared for disasters and miss strategic opportunities to offer compassionate ministry and share the hope of the gospel.

Is your church ready?

Contact Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief at (502) 489-3527 or (866) 489-3527 (toll free in Kentucky) for more information or to coordinate a READY CHURCH training session in your area.

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KYDR Volunteer Information Profile

KYDR volunteers have the opportunity to view their trainings, opt into text messages, and other information from Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief through VicNet.  

There are two ways to access: website or app. Type in your email address for KYDR then select Password Reset.

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Ron Crow, Disaster Relief Director

(502) 489-3401

(866) 489-3527 (toll free in Ky.)