New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief serves across a range of ministry areas that address the needs of our neighbors dealing with a disaster, either catastrophic or personal. Across the country, across the state, or across town, NMBDR volunteers Go, Serve, and Share to bring Help, Hope and Healing in Jesus’ name.
Trained, experienced disaster response Chaplains provide emotional and spiritual support for survivors, and others affected by the incident.
Trained volunteers provide temporary day-care enabling parents to deal with the myriad demands of recovering from a disaster incident. We may also provide childcare for local church and government agency special events.
Three fully equipped recovery trailers and heavy equipment allow volunteers to remove personal property and structural components from damaged or destroyed homes and prepare the homesite for the homeowner to rebuild.
Trained, licensed amateur radio operators provide emergency communication for teams during disaster responses. The group can also provide emergency cell phone and satellite internet access when normal systems are down.
Trained volunteers provide initial assessment of damaged or destroyed property to determine the help needed and obstacles to performing the work.
Our Quick Response Kitchen (QRK) is designed to immediately respond and begin preparing meals within 24 hours of an incident. It also serves at local church and community events.
Volunteers trained in the Incident Management System (ICS) oversee and direct all elements of the NMBDR response.
Trained volunteers with the Mountain-Valley Association Mobile Laundry wash and dry clothes for volunteers, and the public when needed.
REPAIR AND RESTORATION
Volunteers carry out projects in support of local churches, camps, and special needs in the community.
The Pecos Valley Association Mobile Shower supports volunteers working at the incident.