Disaster Response

When a disaster strikes, BGR is not far away. 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.

Mexico Earthquake: BGR is in contact with partners on the ground and monitoring Mexican authorities to see if there is a call for international assistance. Check this page for updates.

Hurricane Irma & Hurricane Maria: Click here to read more about Hurricanes Irma & Maria.

Hurricane Harvey: Our hearts go out to those in need here in the US. You can give to those directly affected through our partners at NAMB Send Relief by clicking here or texting “SendRelief” to 41444.

 

Disaster Response

DISASTER UPDATE: BGR Responds

BGR assessments are progressing in the Caribbean after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated multiple islands. We have already earmarked $250,000 for relief goods such as food and water.

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Earthquake in Mexico

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake killed at least 217 people in Mexico on September 19.

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Hurricane Maria Churns Through Caribbean

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 hurricane, is churning through the Caribbean and heading toward Puerto Rico. Our teams are now preparing for this new disaster. Please pray for our teams and for those facing another storm. Please pray for the people living on islands that lie in Hurricane Maria’s path. Pray for […]

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Hurricane Prayer Request Update

Pray for the Caribbean and the imminent arrival of Hurricane Maria. The storm is now classified as a Category 5 and is still strengthening. It’s following Hurricane Irma’s path, as well, and looks like it will affect those who are still recovering from the first storm. Ask God to grant BGR personnel wisdom and understanding as […]

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UPDATE: Hurricane Irma Assessments

Praise the Lord for the great connections made and assessments by the BGR team in the Caribbean. We are partnering with national Baptist partners to respond with food and other basic necessities in the Bahamas and Turks/Caicos.

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UPDATE: Hurriacane Irma – September 12

The damage left by Hurricane Irma varies from area to area. Reports coming out of a few of the islands are beginning to give a clearer picture of the damage. The priority for BGR teams remains the same, actions that save lives such as providing shelter, food, water, and healthcare.

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UPDATE: Hurricane Irma – September 11

BGR assessment personnel are working from Santa Domingo and are receiving reports from some affected islands. As they assess needs, they will give priority to items that preserve life.

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UPDATE: Hurricane Irma – September 7

As Hurricane Irma continues to move across the Caribbean, BGR and its partners will be on the ground as soon as possible to assess need and to respond as necessary.

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BGR standing by to assist partners as Hurricane Irma approaches

BGR is monitoring Hurricane Irma, as the storm moves northwest at 15 mph toward a number of north Caribbean islands.

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Crisis in Venezuela

Venezuela is going through an intense crisis due to complex circumstances and political turmoil.

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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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Prayer for Cuba

Please pray for those affected by Hurricane Matthew in eastern Cuba.

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PRAYER NEEDED: Hurricane Matthew

PRAYER NEEDED: Hurricane Matthew is currently making its way toward Haiti, Jamaica and other Caribbean countries.

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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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Nepal: Thank You for Your Faithful Partnership

After a great tragedy, you have helped make a great change in Nepal.

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Nepal: Don’t Forget Nepal

Don’t forget that thousands are still without shelter in Nepal. Monsoon season is here and we need your help to rebuild!

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Nepal: Rebuild Nepal with us

Help us rebuild Nepal and keep families dry during monsoon season. A shelter can help protect a family of 6 from the harsh rains. For only $100 you can give one family a dry place to stay.

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Nepal: Helping to rebuild a safe Nepal

The middle-aged Nepali woman stood in stunned silence. Did she hear the American right? Her house was still standing. How could it be unlivable?

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Nepal: Earthquake Update – Food Delivery

More than a week after a 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, BGR workers and partners are delivering food to survivors.

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Nepal: Earthquake Update

Help us bring hope to the Nepalese people in the midst of this tragedy.

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Nepal: A week later

One of the team leaders explains what BGR is doing to help meet the needs of those in Nepal a week after the devastating earthquake.

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Nepal: Thank you for helping us respond in Nepal!

Thank you for helping us get hands and feet on the ground to respond to the greatest needs in Nepal.

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Making a difference in South Sudan

This is a video monthly update from the projects in the South Sudan.

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