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Disaster Relief Training

February 25, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here is an opportunity to train to be a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteer or to train for specific areas in DR. If you are unable to attend this session at Faith Glen Burnie Church, another is planned for April 22 at First Baptist Church of Upper Marlboro. There are a few differences in the classes offered.

Saturday, February 25
Faith Baptist Church, Glen Burnie
7378 E Furnace Branch Rd,
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

New Volunteer – $30
Returning Volunteer/Need New DR Badge – $20
Returning Volunteer/No Badge Needed – Free

Classes Offered:
Introduction to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
Feeding Team
Recovery Team
Laundry Team
Administration Team

Select up to three classes (new volunteers must take Introduction to Disaster Relief and at least one “Team” class to receive their DR badge).

Introduction to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
This class is required for all new volunteers. The 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, etc.

Feeding Team
This class will provide an overview of mass care feeding, whether using a church kitchen to prepare meals to support volunteers responding to a disaster or using a kitchen trailer unit to prepare meals for the impacted community. Emphasis will be given to operating procedures and food safety. This class will include classroom and hands-on kitchen work as well as online videos to be viewed prior to training day.

Recovery Team
This class will overview the work of the flood recovery and chainsaw teams, beginning with the assessment process for what we do when we arrive on site to when we depart with emphasis given to safety. Although this is a physical ministry, many tasks do not require physical strength.

Laundry Team
The laundry team provides important support to our volunteers, other responders and the community during disaster response. Volunteers will learn procedures for all stages of the laundry process from initial guest contact to returning clean laundry, with an emphasis on safe operation of equipment and spiritual care ministry.

Introduction to Damage Assessment and Recovery Administration
This class is an overview of what happens behind the scenes during a deployment. We will discuss the basics of initial damage assessment as well as methods and tools for managing job requests, camp operations (including housing, meals and other support items), dealing with people (both the survivors and our volunteers) and the general mechanics of running a smooth operation. If available, students may find it useful to have a smart phone, tablet, or laptop with them.


February 25, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Faith Baptist Church
7378 E Furnace Branch Rd
Glen Burnie, MD 21060 United States
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(410) 761-5346