Bring Help, Hope and Healing


Hurricane Michael Recovery
Panama City, FL

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)

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.

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  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


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Colorado Baptist General Convention
7393 S. Alton Way
Centennial CO, 80112
Memo: Disaster Relief

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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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 !!!!
(you will sign a copy of 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

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