Disaster Relief Training set for May 13-14

Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, La., will host disaster relief training sessions Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14. The event will be sponsored by Rolling Hills Ministries and the Louisiana Baptist Convention.

Three components will be offered:

  • Chaplain training — Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Disaster relief training — Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Registration will begin at 8 a.m.)
  • Banquet — Friday at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Endel Lee, national disaster relief chaplain coordinator for the North American Mission Board.

The cost for each training session is $20 per person. The banquet is included with the fee for each session. The fee also includes training materials, an ID badge, a T-shirt and a hat.

Saturday’s training sessions will include the following categories:

  • assessment
  • basic volunteer
  • chain saw
  • feeding
  • medical support (open only to licensed medical professionals)
  • shower/laundry and
  • water purification

While all of the areas are important, David Abernathy, director of Rolling Hills Ministries, emphasized the need for people to work in medical disaster teams. He said “Our goal is to eventually have 20-30 medical professionals prepared to meet needs in time of disaster.”

Note: All volunteers must watch this Basic Training Video before participating in training sessions. Volunteers in the Feeding Unit also need to watch this Feeding Unit Training Video. If those links do not work, go to www.lbc.org/disasterrelief and click on the appropriate title(s).

For more information see the Rolling Hills Disaster Training Flyer, call 318-251-0065 or send email to rollinghills33@bellsouth.net. The deadline for making reservations is Wednesday, May 11.

About Eddie Blick

I am a retired journalism teacher and a member of Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, La. This blog is one of several that I created as outlets for my interests.
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