Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief (IBDR) has been placed on standby to respond to Mississippi River flooding in the Quad Cities area and Scott County, Iowa. After initial communications between Red Cross representatives and Harold Booze, IBDR Northern Region Assistant State Director, Arnold Ramage, IBDR State Director, announced callouts could begin in one to two weeks, depending on local weather conditions.
According to Ramage, “When the callout is issued, we plan for incident command and housing to be based at the fire station in Colono.” Once the command team is operational, Ramage said chaplains and assessors will be called first followed by flood recovery and any other needed teams.
Only trained volunteers with current badges may respond when the callout is issued. Contact Lisa Harbaugh at (217) 391-2126 if you are a trained volunteer but unsure of your badge status. To learn more about upcoming IBDR training opportunities, visit the IBSA.org website.
Now celebrating its 40th year and with over 400 trained volunteers, Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief is a ministry of the Illinois Baptist State Association, with its member churches and teams from local Baptist associations. Send Relief, operated by the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board, is the third largest disaster relief ministry in the nation.