"I'm Not Trained, But..."
Several years ago, there was a popular commercial that showed a man preparing to do surgery when everyone began to realize that perhaps he was not up to the task. The man's response to their concern was, "I may not be a doctor, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night." I cannot answer for you, but I really do not want that man doing surgery on me. And yet, sometimes we are that way when it comes to ministry. "Hey, I am not really prepared to minister to you, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night." Read more...
Calling for Construction Crew Chiefs & Support- Sandy Rebuild
"We are still finding folks who are living in cars, or in homes that have not been repaired," says Mickey Caison of the North American Mission Board, referring to ongoing rebuild efforts from Superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey. Read HERE a letter from Mickey describing the kind of help that is needed.
Regional Training Events
Registration is now open for the 2015 Regional Disaster Relief Training events. Please click on the title in the sidebar for information and registration options.
DR Welcomes New Staff Member
The Disaster Relief and Men's Ministry Office welcomes Sue Harmon to the position of Operations Manager. She will assist Randy Creamer, the director, by taking care of day-to-day office business and communications, coordinating training events, and helping with the deployment and coordination of teams when disasters occur.
Sue is no stranger to South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief (SCB DR). "My first experience with Disaster Relief was after Hurricane Hugo in 1989," she recalls. "My husband Kyle and I assisted a feeding team from another state that was set up in the town of Manning." More recently, Sue has volunteered as the trainer/coordinator for Children's Response Teams and served on the SCB DR Task Force for the past four years.
A member of the SC Baptist Convention staff since 1996, Sue comes to DR from the Childhood Ministry Group, where she was the Associate Director. Welcome to Disaster Relief, Sue!
Disaster Relief Newsletter
The latest newsletter is now available; click HERE to view or print. Thank you for your patience as we "catch up" after being short-handed last year!
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
Disaster Relief & Men's Ministry Office
803.227.6149 (Direct Line)
800.723.7242 (Toll Free)