Posted on : Friday May 24, 2019

It’s not a matter of “if” a disaster will strike but “when.” You can be trained as a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer with the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware and serve others in love at one of the most, if not the most, difficult times in their lives.

Classes for new volunteers and for those who need new badges is scheduled for June 1, 2019, at  Tri-County Baptist Church in Damascus, Maryland.

Classes Offered are:

  • Introduction to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (12:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.)
    This is required for all new volunteers. This class will give an overview of the work of Disaster Relief and ministry with disaster survivors. We will also cover what to expect on a disaster response, what to bring, and other necessary information.
  • Recovery Team (9:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.)
    This class will overview the work of the recovery team: flood recovery, chainsaw and temporary repairs with emphasis given to safety. The primary area of focus is flood recovery. Although this is a physical ministry, many recovery tasks in the field do not require great physical strength.
  • Feeding Team (9:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.)
    In this class you will learn the processes that are followed in preparing, serving and cleaning up meals served out of a mobile kitchen or church kitchen. Emphasis will be placed on food safety. The class will prepare and serve lunch as if this were an actual disaster response.

Please indicate which classes you would like to take when you register. To receive badges, new volunteers are required to complete two classes including “Introduction to Disaster Relief.”

Course trainers are: Carl Brill, George Blevins, and Ellen Udovich

The cost is $30 for new volunteers and volunteers who need a new badge. It is free for returning volunteers who don’t need a new badge.

For more information email Ellen Udovich or call 410-290-5290 x 216