Colorado Baptist Disaster Relief is Christian love in action.

It is meeting the urgent needs of hurting humanity in crisis situations with loving care and a timely response
as James 2:15-16 instructs us to do.

When giving online: Please use the dropdown list to select Disaster Relief.

If you would prefer we also accept checks payable to:
Colorado Baptist General Convention
7393 S. Alton Way
Centennial CO, 80112
Memo: Disaster Relief

By Dennis Belz, CO State Disaster Relief Director
The recovery effort from Hurricane Harvey will take several months or longer! The expense to get our CBDR teams of volunteers to this area is very expensive as we will be deploying several of our CBDR vehicles and trailers to assist in Bringing: Help, Hope and Healing to those along the coast of Texas and Louisiana. We are planning to have a continuous flow of teams to deploy for 2 week periods over the coming months.  As of today, we will begin deploying around September 5th.  We have to wait until the local officials give us the “GO” to respond. We also have to wait until the waters recede so we can get into the communities to assist them.

All that CBDR does is FREE to the home owners which include: Mass Feeding (over 1k meals per day, debris clean up, chainsaw, mud-out, shower/laundry and generators. Our volunteers are trained, background checked and credentialed.

Please consider partnering with us first with PRAYER and secondly with financial assistance. With your generous support, CBDR will be able to keep a strong presence on the ground in the Gulf Coast area.

Our Ministry:

The Colorado Baptist Disaster Relief ministries are comprised of approximately 450 volunteers from all over the state who

are committed to sharing the hope of Jesus with those whose lives have been impacted by disasters.

Our specialized areas of ministry include: chainsaw, flood recovery/mud out, ash out, food preparation, chaplaincy, shower unit, and communication unit.

We exist to serve others in the name of Jesus Christ in times of disaster.

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Attention: Great news for all DR Volunteers!
Effective immediately we have a new lower fee structure.

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Future Trainings and Online Registration

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New!!! Chaplaincy 2 Day Training can now be taken at our CBDR Trainings. First one is the Black Forest Training coming in April.

Colorado Disaster Relief  & Chaplaincy Training
April 13-14

 First Baptist Church, Black Forest
10915 Black Forest Road
Colorado Springs

Chaplaincy Training 8:00AM-4:30PM (bring a sack lunch)(2 day attendance required)

CBDR Training Registration 5:30PM (if you are new or re-credentialing)
Involving So. Baptists in DR 6:15-9PM

Chaplaincy Training 8:30AM-4:00PM (Lunch provided)

CBDR Training Registration 7:45AM (if you are credentialed and are adding a unit)
CBDR Training Units 8:30-11:30AM
Lunch Provided
CBDR Training Units 12:30-4:00PM

CBDR Saturday Training Units Offered (subject to change)
Half-day Units-Saturday  (morning & afternoon)
Assessment (must take Mud-Out or Ash-Out Unit first)
DAC (Disaster Assistance Center)

All Day Units-Saturday
Mass Feeding
Driving Requirements

 Pre-registration Preferred:


CASH OR CHECK ONLY for the following:

  • Register by contacting Rhonda Nanney at 720.372.7307 or and then pay at the door.
  • Register/pay at the door (please help us plan by pre-registering)

New volunteers and those needing to re-credential, fill out the complete downloadable packet and bring to your training location. If you are current on your credentials and are coming to refresh or add units, please use the ADDING A UNIT downloadable form. This will shorten your time at the registration desk.

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Colorado & Wyoming Volunteers:

First Time Attendees and volunteers needing to re-credential, fill out the full downloadable packet for your state and bring it to your training location. If you are current on your credentials and are coming to refresh or add units, fill out the Units Only packet. This will shorten your time at the registration desk.

DO NOT sign the bottom of the Personal/Medical Form (page 2 of packet)!!!!
(you will sign it on each deployment at check-in)

Basic Information on Training as a CBDR Volunteer

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • An active attender of an SBC church in their state

  • Be credentialed every 3 years (see below)

  • Have a completed Personal/Medical Information packet on file at state office
  • Show proof of Health Insurance card at deployment

Online Preregistration Preferred-CREDIT CARD & PAY AT THE DOOR (see trainings list below)

Other ways to Preregister (ONLY CASH or CHECK AT THE DOOR)

  • Colorado Volunteers
    Contact Rhonda Nanney: or 720.372.7302
  • Wyoming Volunteers:
    Contact: or 307.472.4087

Weekend Schedule

For First Time & Re-credentialing

5:30-6:15PM Registration
Involving So. Baptists in DR

For Adding/Refreshing Units(Credentialed Only)
7:45-8:30AM Registration

For All Attendees
8:30-11:30AM Training Units
Lunch Provided
12:30-4:00PM Training Units

Trainings May Vary

Saturday Units
          Mass Feeding
          DAC (Disaster Relief Assistance)
          Assessment (must have attended Mud or Ash-Out Units first)
          Driving Requirements (CBDR vehicle/trailer)
          Chainsaw (work boots required)

  • First Time Attendees                                                                            $40
    Includes:   Background check (required)
    Friday Evening Involving So. Baptists in DR (required)
    At least 1 Unit on Saturday (required)
    First DR t-shirt, mesh hat & badge
  • Re-credentialing DR Volunteers (required every 3 years)                   $20
    Includes:  Background check (required)
    Friday Evening Involving So. Baptists in DR (required)
    At least 1 Unit on Saturday (required)
    Updated badge
  • Adding or Refreshing Units                                                                 $15
    (for credentialed volunteers who just want to add or refresh units)
  • SUVs (Spontaneous Unaffiliated Volunteers)                                      $30
    Includes:   Background check (required)
    Friday Evening Involving So. Baptists in DR (required)
    At least 1 Unit on Saturday (required)
    (SUVs do not receive credentialing but will be able to work on certain deployments
    under the supervision of a SBDR team lead.)

Colorado Baptist Disaster Relief, 7393 S. Alton Way Centennial, CO 80112-2302  720.372.7302

Dennis Belz–State Director                                         Rhonda Nanney – Ministry Assistant

More Information

Church Involvement
Class Descriptions
What to Bring to Trainings
Deployment Facts