History of Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief responses:
Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief began when Tennessee Baptists responded to an explosion of a train tanker car in Waverly, TN in 1978. The immediate response was that of financial assistance. Since then, the ministry has grown and provided assistance in many different forms to over 155 different disaster events.
The responses have been within Tennessee, throughout the United States, and even around the world. Some have been small, with only one or two people going to provide leadership. Others have required literally thousands of volunteers and continued for many years.
The Salem Baptist Association made the decision a few years ago to build a Disaster Relief Trailer and commit to training and promote the sending of DR teams when possible. For more information contact Paul Fries our Associational Mission Strategist.