UOVBA Disaster Relief - Bringing Hope to Crisis

When you’ve seen a disaster on the news in the last 50 years, what you may not have seen is the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers who were already on the scene—and they remained long after news cameras left town. As the third-largest disaster response team in the nation, this network of state-based volunteers teams does more than just clean up; they bring the healing of Christ to those whose lives have been shattered.

Christians are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus, and we want to be ready to answer that call. The DR ministry is exactly that – a ministry, a mission field. If you talk to those that have been deployed to a disaster, they will often tell you how they were blessed while serving others. Their testimonies often make grown men and women cry.


Are you interested in serving on a mission field where the fields a ripe for the harvest? Are you interested in serving in a ministry where you can have an eternal impact on somebody’s life? In 2018, the North American Mission Board (NAMB, the parent organization of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief) reported over 81,000 spiritual conversations, over 7,300 homeowners assisted, over 4,100 Gospel presentations and over 560 professions of faith! God can turn catastrophes into conversions when people answer His call to serve.


We are looking for men and women interested in serving Christ by serving others through disaster relief. If you would like to receive more information or schedule an informational meeting, then please fill out the survey below. Once you complete this form the UOVBA Disaster Relief Team Leader, Roy Polmanteer will contact you to see how you can best serve.

(304) 845-3680