CBDR and WYDR are a GO to assist in the mid-west flooding.

As of today, we deploying on Sunday, April 713 so please contact me and let me know you are available!

This request is also for our churches and associations that would like to send members (EBV’s) Event Based Volunteers. These are members that have not yet been trained, but will be able to assist. Help us spread the word.

Final details will be made in a few days, but we have been given the “GO”to head towards the mid-west. I will not know the exact location for a few days due to the flooding conditions, but will update those that say they are available for this week of deployment.  (Most likely: Nebraska or Missouri)

The latest update on Flooding is:

  • Fremont, Nebraska has over 700 homes flooded
  • Omaha has 700-750 homes flooded  (the water is beginning to recede)
  • Future flooding is expected in many areas

We will need to have the following:

  •          CBDR/WY Certified Van Drivers
  •          Flood Recovery Team volunteers
  •          Trained CBDR/WY Assessors

Note: the above date will be the first deployment and I hope that we can continue to send teams on a regular basis. Deployment #2– April 14-20.

More details will be sent to those who reply that they are available. Details of location, Items to bring etc. will be given to you in the next email.

  • If you do not have high rubber boots for Mud Out, you may want to get some before you deploy!

Please contact me at:

text: 720-438-9312

“We need you” to assist in Bringing: Help, Hope and Healing to those in the mid-west that are hurting from this devastation.

Once I receive the names and contacts of those interested in deploying, you will receive update reports as I receive them and a few days before deployment, you will be given our location for deploying and housing.

Please respond as soon as you know when you could deploy and then teams will be set up.

Reminder: All volunteers must provide proof of current health insurance coverage.

Serving Together,

Dennis Belz

CBDR State Director

How To Deploy:

  • Do NOT self-deploy. You must be a part of a CBDR deployment team.
  • All Volunteers must provide proof of health insurance. A copy should be given to your CBDR Blue Hat (Supervisor) heading up the deployment team.
  • All Volunteers must have a current year Personal and Medical Information packet. Once completed scan/email to Rnanney@cbgc.org or fax 303.771.6272 attn: Rhonda.

Downloadable Forms:

Training Checklist:

  • Picture ID (i.e. Colorado Driver’s License, passport etc.)
  • proof of online payment OR check/cash (Note: we can NOT accept credit cards at training)
  • notepad and pen (optional)
  • hat and suntan lotion for outside trainings is recommended
  • You must wear hard-soled, closed-toe shoes-NO sandals-there will be field training
  • Work boots are needed for Chainsaw training (not offered at all trainings).
  • Completed DR Packet: download (see Home page), please print and bring with you to training. This will shorten your time at the registration desk.
  • New volunteers and those needing to re-credential, fill out the full downloadable packet.
  • If you are current on your credentials and are coming to refresh or add units,  fill out the “adding units” packet. (go back to DR home page)