DISASTER RELIEF

DISASTER RELIEF

Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief offers monthly training for any individual interested in becoming a volunteer, learning other DR skills, or needing to re-certify credentials. Please check the DR Training Calendar frequently to take advantage of current training by visiting texasbaptistmen.org. If you are interested in any of the upcoming classes, please email or call the contact person listed under each class.
For information about the Lake Pointe DR Teams:
Contact: Joel Bachman (Chainsaw Team)  |  214-475-7413  | jbprophet@msn.com
or Jan Rahmandar (General Info, Feeding, Boxes)  |  214-418-9764  | jangr2003@aol.com

Upcoming Texas Baptist Men Serving Opportunities

 

Israel Project
Texas Baptist Men has partnered with the
State of Israel and Emergency Volunteer Project (EVP)

Areas of participation:

    1. Emergency Response Teams (ERTs) that will respond in time of crisis to support Israeli first responders.
    2. Mission opportunities during peacetime which may include distribution of food, water and other supplies, serving poor, aged, Holocaust survivors in various projects including minor renovation to their homes or renovating bomb shelters.

    Below you will find details of each area of participation as well as information on how you can become involved. Please note that, per Israeli procedures, when a crisis does occur, CREDENTIALS PROVIDED IN THIS CLASS WILL BE THE ONLY AVENUE FOR VOLUNTEERS TO RESPOND TO ISRAEL.

    This opportunity to travel to Israel as an ERT or mission project team is not to be taken lightly and requires a commitment. While we will provide some time for touring, these will not be sightseeing tours or bucket list trips. Our purpose is stand by and assist Israel as mandated in scripture.

    We ask that you prayerfully consider how you will join us in this opportunity and we look forward to having you join us in whatever way the Lord leads.

    Contact: Terry Henderson | terry.henderson@tbmtx.org

     

TBM/EVP TRAINING EVENT
(Required for ALL ERTs and Mission Project Teams)

ALL volunteers who will be traveling to Israel in crisis or peacetime are required to take an online CERT class prior to attending a three (3) day onsite training class. Training in Israeli methods and protocols is essential so volunteers are prepared to act in Israel, alongside Israeli first responders when deployed in an emergency or if need be on a mission project during peacetime.

TRAINING DATE: August 9 – 11, 2018 Thursday 1:00 pm – Saturday 2:30 pm    

REGISTRATION: The following steps must be completed prior to attending training.

  1. Registration is open from June 11, 2018 – August 3, 2018
  2. Cost $75 (non-refundable after July 26, 2018)
  3. Complete online registration and submit payment: Training registration – TBM/EVP
  4. Complete online background check application:  Click here
  5. Complete online FEMA course #317 – CERT

DOCUMENTATION: The following three (3) documents must be presented at check-in.

  1. Paper copy of FEMA course #317 certificate of completion.
  2. Paper copy of letter of medical fitness from Physician.
  3. Paper copy of Letter of Recommendation from Pastor or other leader.

Note that failure to pass background check, any history of felony arrest or prosecution, including violence, sexual misconduct or drug use, will result in an automatic rejection of application.

For the safety of all, it is vital that all participants strictly comply with all instructions and guidelines given by the instructors during the training sessions. Please wear long pants and bring a good pair of work shoes for the training sessions. Sandals and or canvas shoes are not allowed.

 

TBM/EVP TRAINING AGENDA
(Subject to change)

Check in Thursday August 9, 2018
from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

TBM building 5351 Catron Dr., Dallas, TX  75227

Meals included: Thursday – dinner
Friday – lunch & dinner
Saturday – lunch

Sessions to include:

  • Introduction to TBM/EVP “Mission Israel”
  • TBM Orientation
  • Middle East geopolitical changes & its impact on Israel and the USA
  • Suspicious objects and body language
  • Personal security thinking
  • Israel water distribution protocols
  • Basic First Aid
  • Basic Firefighting
  • Emergency scenarios in Israel
  • Mass Casualty Incidents – Security protocols
  • Population behavior during emergencies
  • Community resilience during crisis
  • Destruction site characteristics
  • Light search and rescue principles
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Israeli culture and society
  • Jewish Evangelism
  • Scenarios & drills

Closing ceremony Saturday August 11, 2018
from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

 

TBM/EVP CRISIS DEPLOYMENT
*YOU MUST BE PRE-TRAINED TO DEPLOY – NO EXCEPTIONS*

Purpose: To assist EVP in numerous aspects of response to a crisis which may include, but is not limited to, mass feeding, water distribution, assisting Israeli first responders in first aid and light search and rescue and crisis intervention. As with all crisis, natural or man-made, we cannot predict when a deployment might occur but we must be ready to respond immediately if the need arises. You WILL NOT be put on the front lines of any emergency situations.

Requirements: All participants must be 18-75 years of age. Certain health issues cannot be accepted (example – diabetic, heart issues, inability to walk/climb uneven inclines for extended period of time, extreme heat, claustrophobic conditions or motion sickness as travel can be long distances in a packed van). If you are not sure you meet the requirements, email terry.henderson@tbmtx.org prior to registering.

Deployment Length: Most deployments will be 10-14 days including travel time.

Deployment Cost: $1500-$2000 per volunteer plus airfare. The cost covers all inland expenses including food, lodging, equipment and transportation.

Passport: Your passport must not expire within 6 months of deployment.

 

TBM/EVP MISSION PROJECTS
*YOU MUST BE PRE-TRAINED TO PARTICIPATE –
NO EXCEPTIONS*

Purpose: To offer mission opportunity for volunteers during non-crisis and peace time including, but not limited to, distribution of food and other supplies, renovating bomb shelters, serving poor, aged, Holocaust survivors in various projects including minor renovation to their homes.

Requirements: All participants must be 18-75 years of age. Certain health issues cannot be accepted (example – diabetic, heart issues, inability to walk/climb uneven inclines for extended period of time, extreme heat, claustrophobic conditions or motion sickness as travel can be long distances in a packed van). If you are not sure you meet the requirements, email terry.henderson@tbmtx.org with concerns before registering.

Project Length: Most projects will be 7-10 days including travel time.

Project Cost: $1500-$2000 per volunteer plus airfare. The cost covers all inland expenses including food, lodging, equipment and transportation.

Passport: Your passport must not expire within 6 months of deployment.

 

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