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Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief (TBDR) - Tennessee Baptist Convention (2010 Floods Mass Feeding & Assesments)

Organization: Disaster Recovery
Facility Type: Info/Hotline
Status: Standby

5001 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027


Main/General Business Number: Phone: 615-371-2007 or 1-888-246-3576 (Only open during major responses) Disaster Operations Center

Mission: Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief is a cooperative, volunteer ministry of the Tennessee Baptist Convention and its affiliated churches. It is totally dependent upon volunteers who give of their time, energy, talents and finances to assist others in a time of disaster. The ministry is led by the State Director, an employee of the Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. He and one administrative assistant are the only employees working primarily with Disaster Relief.

Within Tennessee, there are over 11,400 trained volunteers from churches and associations who are ready to respond to a disaster of any size any where. Many of these churches and associations own and operate their own equipment. Beyond Tennessee, our state cooperates with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and 41 other state conventions that have similar ministries. At the national level, Statements and Memorandums of Understanding are in place with American Red Cross (ARC), The Salvation Army (TSA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Angels of Mercy (AOM) and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD). Because of these agreements, TN Baptist Disaster Relief is normally one of the first to respond with Disaster Relief services during a time of crisis.

This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Temporary



Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief Feeding Units Activated; Assessors and Chaplains to Begin Work Next Week
May 5, 2010

Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. the Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief (TBDR) State Feeding Unit will arrive at Judson Baptist Church, Nashville, Tennessee, to begin preparing meals in partnership with the American Red Cross. More than 10,000 meals will be distributed to different shelters from Franklin to Gallatin to victims of the torrential rainfall and flooding last weekend.

Hardeman County TBDR Feeding Unit has been deployed to Pocahontas, Tennessee, and has already begun preparing meals. Another West Tennessee group of TBDR volunteers, who is being recruited to set up their kitchen in Jackson, Tennessee, is expected to prepare more than 7,000 meals each day.

In addition, TBDR is recruiting chaplains and assessors to begin work in mud out and flood recovery next Monday. “This was a no respecter of persons, no respecter of homes type of flood. Assessments can begin once the water begins to recede,” states David Acres, TBDR State Director.

TBDR has 14 specially trained flood recovery units (commonly called mud-out units) in the state. These units have the trained volunteers and equipment to assist homeowners in cleaning and removing damaged walls, carpets and furnishings from houses flooded with contaminated water.

A special fund has been created to assist with Disaster Relief efforts in response to this past weekend’s events. Individuals may give online or by sending a check made payable to TBC, P.O. Box 728, Brentwood, TN 37024. Be sure to include the designation “TN Floods 2010” on your check. All funds so designated will be used for victim’s assistance as described in the TBDR Designated Gift policy.


Services that can be provided during a disaster response:

Recovery Teams (Over 99 units with equipment)

Chainsaw Teams
Clean-up Teams
Flood Recovery Teams

Mass Feeding

1 state unit capable of preparing up to 50,000 meals per day
2 associational units capable of preparing 10,000 – 20,000 meals per day
2 associational units capable of preparing 5,000 – 10,000 meal per day
5 associational units capable of preparing up to 5,000 meals per day

Childcare Services

1 state unit with equipment to utilize in caring for 80 children at one time

Chaplain Services

Unit Chaplains
Community Chaplains
Rebuild and Recovery

Damage Assessment
Rebuild and repair
Water Purification Unit

1 State Unit capable of purifying 8 gallons of water a minute

10 Association / Church Units with a total of 48 shower heads and 6 washers and 7 dryers
Laundry for Victims

6 units with a total of 15 washers and 20 dryers and 4 showers

2 Refrigerated trailer units with 2 road tractors
Communication Services

Command and control unit with satellite phone technology
Trained ham radio operators with equipment

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Created At: Tue May 05 04:29:43 -0700 2009
Updated At: Sun May 08 15:31:29 -0700 2011
Updated By: LTel

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