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.

*To help response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, give to the BGR disaster relief fund below.*

Disaster Response

Hope Rising: A family’s flood-damaged home is restored

When floodwaters swallowed nearly an entire village, the spirit of survival carried the day. This is one family’s story of perseverance, hope, and restoration.

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Update: BGR Responds to Cyclone Idai

The March 14 cyclone, Cyclone Idai, has left a confirmed 447 people dead and nearly 110,000 people displaced in shelters throughout the region. The cyclone directly struck Beira, Mozambique, a city of 500,000 people. In the following days, massive rains and subsequent flooding has been responsible for deaths in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. Despite the […]

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Aid Raises Hope After Earthquake Claims Man’s Family

Koko lost everything when an earthquake struck Southeast Asia last year. But when emergency supplies arrived, in the middle of his grief, Koko did something truly amazing.

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UPDATE: Cyclone in Mozambique

Cyclone Idai has left a path of destruction and continued flooding.  The current number of deaths is reported to be 84.

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Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck near the island of Lombok in Indonesia on Saturday, March 16. So far, there are several reports of injuries and at least two fatalities. BGR partners have been in the area since last August responding to a larger earthquake that left over 300 people dead. At this time, our partners are safe and […]

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BGR Responds to Cyclone in Mozambique

Last Thursday and Friday, March 14th and 15th, Tropical Cyclone Idai brought torrential rain and wind as it made landfall near Beira City in Mozambique. Sofala, Zambezia, Manica, and Inhambane provinces were also affected. At this time, many areas are without power and scant, if any, communication with the mainland due to tidal surge. The full extent of […]

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Village Near Volcano Makes an Offering of Love to BGR Disaster Team

“But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, […]

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Sulawesi Tsunami Update

BGR was swift to respond to the disaster, as were many generous supporters who enabled teams to be on the ground distributing basic needs and supplies, as well as sharing love.

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Teen teaches community first aid

Friends like you are empowering the elderly, the widowed, the displaced, and the young. Discover how your support has helped 14-year-old Kumail improve his community.

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Venezuela Update

The Venezuelan people have suffered tremendously in the face of the nation’s economic crisis. While the situation has been and continues to be dire, people like you have generously opened your hearts and supported relief efforts in the area.

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Pray for Disaster Response | after Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai made landfall on March 14, directly hitting the city of Beira, Mozambique. This devastating cyclone dumped massive amounts of rain in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique, resulting in 447 confirmed deaths and over 110,000 people now displaced from their homes. The storm left the city badly damaged by extremely heavy winds and rains. Flooding is […]

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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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Gift Catalog Flyer – Disaster Relief

Check out other categories for the 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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2M2E – Bardstown, KY Flyer
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2M2E – Phoenix, AZ Flyer
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2M2E – Durham, NC Flyer
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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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