Disaster Alert: Midwest Tornadoes
Please pray for those affected by the March 25 tornadoes in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas. Baptist Disaster Relief leaders in those states are assessing needs and coordinating responses. At this time, it looks like the response will be limited to teams in that region.
Ministry Opportunity: Help Needed!
Volunteers are needed right away for the following non-disaster ministry opportunity:
- Date: April 11, 2015
- Time: approx. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Place: White Oak Conference Center
- Event: Retreat for Hispanic pastors & families
- What: assist with children participating in sports camp by taking small groups to various activity sites, encouraging them to participate, and generally relating to the children. You do not need to know sports skills (skilled "coaches" will be provided), and do not need to know Spanish (the kids speak English).
Note: You do not have to be trained in Child Care/Children's Response to participate. Volunteers needed ASAP!
Contact Sue Harmon in the Disaster Relief office to volunteer: 802-227-6149 or email@example.com.
Communications Leader Honored by SCEMA
James Littleton was recognized recently as the Amateur Radio Operator of the Year by the SC Emergency Management Association (SCEMA) at their 2015 awards banquet. Littleton, from Pickens, has been a leader with SC Disaster Relief's Communications Unit for years, and has taught the Communications class at DR training events.
The award was proudly presented by James' son, Matthew Littleton, who is the Deputy Emergency Manager for Anderson County. Matthew served as a staffer at MCCall RA Camp in 1993, where he was affectionately known as "Klavyn." His dad, James, also attended McCall as a camper in the 1960's. "One could argue," says Matthew, "that McCall RA Camp continues to have an influence 50 years later. This is yet another way that SC Baptists lead people to live out the Great Commission."
Regional Training Events
There is one remaining opportunity to attend a regional training event in 2015. Please click on the title in the sidebar for information and registration options. Please note: the schedule has been recently changed. Click HERE for an updated schedule, reflecting these changes:
- Unit Leader class has been expanded to two sessions (10:45 and 2:00)
- An additional Medical Trauma class has been added at 10:45 am.
- Earthquake Awareness and Emergency Response Team (ERT) have been dropped due to illness of the trainer.
Reminder to Unit Leaders:
Keep your unit stocked with Bibles to give to homeowners that your unit assists. If you are running low on Bibles, pick up a box at one of the training events, or let the DR Office know.
Disaster Relief Units in South Carolina
The following are the types of Disaster Relief teams and equipment in our state (click on each for a brief description) :
- Children's Response
- C.O.P.E. (Christian Outreach to People Evacuated)
- Incident Command
- International (Baptist Global Response)
- Mass Feeding
- Water Purification
Disaster Relief Office
The Disaster Relief Office strives to train leaders, develop new teams, and lead in Christian discipleship and evangelism in the area of Disaster Relief as SC Baptists bring help, healing, and hope during local, state, national, and international disasters.
Randy Creamer, Director
Sue Harmon, Operations Manager