By: Stephanie Heading
It’s a new day for SCBO Disaster Relief with a change in leadership, a launch into online training, and an expansion of Disaster Relief (DR) to include college students. However, without support from the Ray Roberts State Missions Offering and the Cooperative Program, SCBO DR would be unable to bring help, hope and healing to those ravaged by natural disasters.
“Without the State Missions Offering and the Cooperative Program, Disaster Relief doesn’t exist,” said John Heading, SCBO Disaster Relief Director. “DR needs funding for deployments, equipment, training and supplies. The State Missions Offering and the Cooperative Program provide for those needs. We couldn’t do what we do without it”
In 2021, SCBO DR deployed 17 teams to seven states and held two general trainings, plus Blue Hat Training, Assessor Training, and Chaplain Training. In addition, DR needed extensive repairs on three vandalized vehicles, causing $7000 in damage.
The Ray Roberts offering also funded the purchase of a new pick-up truck, the first new vehicle in the DR fleet in many years. “We are thankful for the State Missions Offering and the Cooperative Program,” said Heading. “It allows us to deploy more often, helping people when they need it and accomplishing our primary focus, sharing the Gospel while meeting physical needs.”
The next DR general training event is March 26. For more information, please visit the DR page at www.scbo.org/DR.
The Ray Roberts State Missions Offering funded the purchase of a new pick-up truck to add to the DR fleet. This truck is the first new vehicle for DR in many years.