We have a change in the process for deploying KNCSB volunteers to Nebraska for Disaster Relief. We are making a distinction between those who have previously been trained in Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and are credentialed versus those who have not previously received SBC Disaster Relief training and are not credentialed.

We call this second group of untrained volunteers SUV’s. We are also making special provisions for those desiring to serve as a team or as a church group.

INDIVIDUAL Volunteers, not part of a team or a church group wishing to serve together:

Those who have been previously SBC Disaster Relief trained and credentialed should email the Unified Incident Command at: DROPS@ABSC.org to register.

Please provide in the email the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Email Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. What you are trained in — Feeding, Mud Out, Laundry, Chaplain, etc.
  5. The dates you are available to work

Once the Unified Incident Command gets your information, they will notify you on where to go, who your contact person will be, and the dates you will be deployed. You will fill out paperwork when you get to your job site.

SUV’s (untrained volunteers without credentials)

Volunteers who have not been trained should fill out the forms here:

https://bit.ly/2CHNlvX

The forms are:

  1. Authorization to Conduct Background Check
  2. Form 103 – Personal Information (Note: the Microsoft Word file also includes the Release and Indemnity Agreement.)
  3. Form 104 – General Medical Information
  4. Release and Indemnity Agreement (PDF only)

Then email the forms to Haley Lester at Heartland Church Network at haley@heartlandchurchnetwork.org

Once Haley processes your paperwork, she will work with the Unified Incident Command to get your assignment and will notify you on where to go, who your contact person will be, and the dates you will be deployed.

Volunteer teams

Team/Church Group Leaders who have been previously SBC Disaster Relief trained and credentialed and wish to serve in the Flood Relief operations should email the Unified Incident Command at: DROPS@ABSC.org to register and to get your team assignment. Please provide the following information in your email:

  1. Team Leader Name
  2. Team Leader email address
  3. Team Leader phone number
  4. How many Trained/Credentialed members on your team and what they are trained in.
  5. How many non-credentialed, nor previously DR trained members on your team. We are designating these as SUV’s.
  6. Number of men and number of women on the team
  7. Dates available to serve

Once the Unified Incident Command gets your information, they will notify the team leader on where to go, who your contact person will be, and the dates your team will be deployed. You will fill out paperwork when you get to your jobsite.

SUV Team/Church Groups and Group Leaders where no one has been previously SBC Disaster Relief trained and credentialed should have all team/group members fill out the paperwork here: https://bit.ly/2CHNlvX

Then send an email to Haley Lester at Heartland Church Network at haley@heartlandchurchnetwork.org

Please indicate who your team/church group leader is, and their contact information.

Once Haley processes your paperwork, she will work with the Unified IC to get your assignment and will notify your team leader on where to go, who your contact person will be, and the dates you will be deployed.

I know this appears complicated on the surface, but it really does streamline things for our Incident Commanders and improves communications.

Cecil Dale

Interim KNCSB Director of Disaster Relief