Disaster Training

Marlin & Penny Kay Caldwell, Dale Keener, David Rachlis, Dr Ron & Sharon Patterson, Steve Jeffers (Instructor), Amy Barber and Rick Nelson.

Emergency Disaster Preparedness and Response Training

Katrina taught Americans the importance of preparedness for any and all disasters. Family, church and community planning and preparing saves lives and makes the recovery process simpler and quicker. Christian Disaster Response offers disaster preparedness seminars to churches, missions and community organizations for domestic and international disasters. Training can be provided at your site or one of our field offices. To find out when the next scheduled Disaster Preparedness and Response Training Seminar will be held, call us at (863)967-4357 or email the Executive Director at

Volunteer Opportunities

Tell us what you can do to help, volunteer, donate, or anything else that comes to mind. We welcome all of your comments and suggestions.

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BECOME A COMPASSION PARTNER ! For a gift of only 55 cents a day, you can become a COMPASSION PARTNER with CHRISTIAN DISASTER RESPONSE INTERNATIONAL. Your gift of Compassion makes a real difference in the lives of disaster victims, enabling us to respond at once when disaster strikes. Without our COMPASSION PARTNERS we would have to issue an appeal and wait for the funds to come in before we could respond to the emergency.

As a COMPASSION PARTNER you will receive special disaster response reports that will keep you informed of the recovery assistance taking place around the world.

You and your family will receive a special invitation to our annual report dinner, held in your area. Your name will be inscribed in our COMPASSION PARTNERS ROLL OF HONOR.

Please become a COMPASSION PARTNER today. $17.00 per month--only 55 cents a day--can do so much to help CHRISTIAN DISASTER RESPONSE INTERNATIONAL provide urgently needed relief to disaster victims.

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Ministries Courses

  • Introduction to Disaster Ministries
  • Spiritual and Physical Preparation
  • Handling Material Resources
  • Communications and Support
  • Developing Plans for Terrorist Attacks
  • Providing for the Physical and Spiritual needs of Disaster Victims

If you or your Church would like to host a DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR, please contact our Director for detailed information.

Dr. Ron Patterson, Executive Director

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Christian Disaster Response needs volunteers who would like to receive training in Disaster Ministries. After Training, volunteers must be available for 2 to 3 weeks of disaster service in the USA to maintain certification. International volunteers must be available for 6 to 8 weeks overseas in order to maintain certification. During the past three months, Christian Disaster Response has conducted three Disaster Relief Seminars for volunteers. Over 150 people received certification in Disaster Ministries. If you or your Church would like to host a DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR, please contact our Director for detailed information.

Volunteer opportunities in Emergency Disaster Response include:

  • Emergency Food Service
  • House Clean up and Repair
  • Needs Assessment of Disaster Victims
  • Advocacy for Victims Case Work/Counseling
  • Distribution of Relief Supplies
  • Medical Service
  • Distribution of Relief Supplies
  • Food Service
  • Building Clinics
  • Advocacy for Disaster Victims