Here you will find links to various related Disaster Relief websites to help you as a DR volunteer. Forms needed to sign up as a volunteer can be found on the Prepare to Serve page rather than here.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) – the official site
Baptist Global Response – Baptist Global Response (BGR) is a disaster relief and community development organization with a heart for helping people in desperate need. When we deploy to disasters outside of the United States, we do it through BGR.
ReliefWeb – most up-to-date international disaster information
HDR – UN HDI (Human Development Index) info, great info for prepping for overseas Disaster Response
emdat.be – Int’l Disaster Database – Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters
InciWeb.org – up-to-date “interagency all-risk incident information management system.”
Google Public Alerts – click for fantastic and flexible maps jam-packed with information on many current disaster scenarios.
Twitter Alerts – Tweets published by select public emergency sources during a crisis or emergency w/ up-to-date info
Data Visualization A great interactive tool for past Disaster Declarations in the US
FEMA subscribe to emails such as the Daily Operations Briefs
FEMA Incident Command System / NIMS courses:
Victim Resources – Many helpful links for dealing with trauma (TIP-NW, pdf files)
Emotional First Aid – Red Cross info: Emotional Responses to Disasters, Recovery Takes Time, When the Challenges Are Ongoing, Helping Children Cope with Disaster
Talking to Children about Traumatic Events – from The Dougy Center in Portland, OR
Light Our Way: A Guide for Spiritual Care in Times of Disaster from Nat’l VOAD
Theology of Disaster – Randy Alcorn is a Christian author based in the Pacific Northwest. You may find his take on natural disasters interesting and may or may not agree with all of his findings. The link here does not constitute an endorsement, but it serves to remind us of our need to think through what the Bible has to say about natural disasters in order to formulate a personal theology from which to respond.
Verses of Comfort – Bible verses to strengthen you and that you can share.
Training Manuals – NW Baptist Disaster Relief
ISBDR Manual – This is the old 2004 version, for quick reference only (NAMB, pdf)
Self Tests – Green Cross Academy of Traumatology test to help you assess trauma impact
National Animal Assisted Crisis Response – “Dogs helping People”™, “Canines inspiring resilience and recovery in the midst of Crisis”™
National Standards for crisis response canine teams
FEMA Droid App – Disaster related app for your Droid Phone (Fed Emerg Mgmt Agency)
Red Cross apps for Droids – Disaster related app for your Droid Phone (American Red Cross)
ArcGIS app for Droids – extreme mapping system used by emergency response personnel
You will find additional links on the Help Me page of our website for those who are victims/survivors of a disaster.