Hurricane Michael Recovery

Panama City, FL

We need to act now!  This is a Major Emergency.
Volunteers are needed immediately!

Deployment Dates that CBDR presently has set up to meet the needs in Florida for Hurricane Michael recovery efforts:

Depart CO: Friday, Nov 2nd
Arrive in Panama City, FL: Nov 4th
Begin Work: Monday, Nov 5th
Depart for home: Nov 11th

We will be assigned a location just prior to our deployment. I will keep you informed.  For now, I do know that it will be in the Panama City area.

Dear SBDR Volunteers and Church Members

All Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Directors have received an Emergency Call Out from SBDR for ALL STATES to deploy to Florida as soon as possible!Hurricane Michael caused a major disaster and teams that have been working in NC/SC from Hurricane Florence are worn out.  “ALL HANDS” are needed to help with the clean-up, chainsaw and feeding in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael!

We need volunteers from Colorado and Wyoming along with our SBDR Region 1 partner states and churches (even if volunteers are not trained and credentialed). They will receive hands on training while traveling and on site.  It is imperative that we respond with all the help we can send to Florida!

The Three Main areas of work will be:

FEEDING:   The feeding needs in Florida are massive!
MAJOR CLEAN-UP in the hard hit areas.
CHAIN SAW – over 1 million trees are down (and they are not all small)

When you inform me of your availability to deploy, you will be kept updated on the final details. (There will be funding available to assist with travel cost for fuel. Our CBDR 12 passenger van will be deployed and we will most likely need some other vehicles.)

The work will consist of:

  • Debris Clean up
  • Chainsaw
  • Feeding

Note: Others may be added as we get closer.

All volunteers must provide proof of current health insurance coverage. To complete all your updated paper work  see below.

For more details and to sign up, please contact Dennis at dbelz@coloradobaptists.org  or text to 720-438-9312.

Thank you for your partnership and support in Bringing Help, Hope and Healing.

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)