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.

Donate-to-DR-Button– Click donate button to help fund NW Baptist Disaster Relief

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 – Int’l Disaster Database – Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters – 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)

Disaster Tips Sheets for U.S. Religious Leaders – from National Disaster Interfaiths Network (also see their resource library.)

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.

Northwest Baptist Disaster Relief &
is a ministry of Great Commission churches
in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.