Disaster Response

When a disaster strikes, BGR is not far away with excellent disaster response. Working through our expert staff, local partners and trained volunteers, we provide food, water, shelter, medical help, and hope to those who have experienced life-devastating disaster events.

If you wish to help in any of these disasters, you can donate to the general BGR disaster relief fund below.

Disaster Response

LATEST UPDATE: BGR Response to Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia

Baptist Global Response is joining local partners in the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in response to a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The death toll is currently above 1,200 and more than 66,000 homes, roads, and bridges have been destroyed. The initial response will focus on providing food, water, and other immediate needs, including transitional […]

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Earthquake and Tsunami Strike Indonesia

A tsunami-generating earthquake with a magnitude 7.4 struck off the coast of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia on Saturday, September 29.

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Food packets save stroke victim’s family

Please pray not only for the families who live at the edge of hunger but also for fathers who are too sick to care for their loved ones.

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Update: Guatemala Volcano Eruption

BGR has been helping local partners feed 4,500 Guatemalan families after the Fuego volcano erupted on June 3.

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BGR Partner helps the hungry feed themselves

Franco lives in an area that is currently experiencing a devastating economic crisis. And so amid this chaos, Franco grows crops. He’s currently working with other BGR partners on a model farm that both feeds locals and teaches them to feed themselves.

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Kentucky volunteer team provides clean water for thousands

In July, three Kentucky volunteers partnered with BGR to repair eight dysfunctional wells for refugee camps and villages full of people who have been driven from their homes.

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Kentucky Baptists train partners to maintain wells

Discover how a volunteer’s time and expertise can impact thousands.

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Disaster Response Update: Flooding in Kerala, India

BGR local partners are working to reach two isolated districts that currently are unassisted in the massive flooding in Kerala, India.

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Two Earthquakes Strike Indonesian Island

BGR responds with local partners to two earthquakes in Indonesia.

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Flooding Disaster in Laos

A hydroelectric dam in southern Laos collapsed Monday leaving several dead and hundreds missing. The disaster also destroyed more than 6,000 homes. BGR has two volunteer teams on the ground, assessing needs.

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Continue to pray for Guatemalan volcano survivors

As this response is winding down, we still ask for your prayers and support. Read more to find ways you can pray.

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Pray for Fire Recovery in Africa

In December, a fire broke out in the slums of a large, Sub-Saharan Africa city. Many families lost their homes and property. BGR partners began gathering information about those affected and sought ways to show Christ’s love. They reached out to BGR for help providing mattresses, bed linens, cooking utensils, pots, hygiene kits, and stoves. […]

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Pray for Hurricane Irma recovery efforts

Join BGR in prayer for Hurricane Irma recovery and the looming arrival of Hurricane Maria.

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Hurricane Irma: Pray for disaster recovery efforts

Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc in the Caribbean during the past few days, and now our teams are on their way to assess damage and needs. Please pray for disaster recovery efforts.

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Pray for those in the path of Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Carribean, please be in prayer for those being affected by the storm.

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Pray for those bracing for Hurricane Irma

Pray for those in the path of Hurricane Irma as they prepare for landfall. BGR is in touch with partners on the ground and is standing by to help as needed.

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Pray for those in the midst of crisis from disasters

Pray for those in the midst of crisis from flooding in South Asia, mudslides in Sierra Leone, crisis in Venezuela, and Hurricane Harvey in the US.

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Pray for Flooding in Nepal

We got word from our partners that there is that there is seasonal flooding in Nepal. Please join us in praying for those experiencing this heavy flooding. Pray for safety and minimal damage.

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Pray for Central Asia

Heavy snowfalls have covered the mountains of Central Asia more this year than locals have seen in seven decades. As the snow melts, avalanches and landslides damage villages and destroy houses.

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Prayers for Hurricane Recovery

Please continue praying for those affected by the storm and for those working tirelessly to provide roofs, clean water and food to those in need.

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Christmas Gift Catalog Flyer – Disaster Relief

Check out other categories for the Christmas Gift Catalog Flyers to share with your friends, family, and church!  

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Refugee Bulletin Insert: Abella’s Story

Sometimes a mother just needs a kind soul to hold her baby. Read Abella’s story and find out 5 ways you can care for refugees. Download this free bulletin insert to share with your church. 

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Refugee Resource: Abella’s Story Full Sheet

Sometimes a mother just needs someone to hold her baby. Read Abella’s story and find out 5 ways you can care for refugees.

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BGR Disaster Response Volunteer Information

Download this document to find out training requirements for volunteering with BGR after a disaster. 

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Middle East Crisis

Video on how you can help those in the Middle East.

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