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Disaster Relief

Director: Cathy Pennington

We believe that Southern Baptists are under Scriptural and moral obligation to all mankind to provide a positive witness of the love of Jesus Christ.  He calls for Christians to demonstrate love in the relief of victims of disasters through the efficient and immediate use of the resources, time, and talents entrusted to us by our Lord.

Disasters affect many people. Christians naturally respond to the hurts of those around them and feel an obligation to minister in the name of Jesus Christ. Christians working together can accomplish much for the glory of God.  Individual efforts may be helpful but are often not as productive as cooperative and coordinated responses. Each person may have an understanding of his or her objectives without an overall vision for the need of everyone. A coordinated, cooperative team effort can harness the desires and energy of individuals into a productive, effective, and efficient force for Christ.  The disaster response team can provide direction for the potential energy of individual Christians and churches desiring to be or service in times of disaster. Through planning, training, and practicing, disaster response teams can provide leadership and expertise required in times of disaster.

Volunteers are always needed in the Disaster Relief ministry so if you would like to be involved, please contact Cathy Pennington at 575-746-2729. 


Disaster Relief Shower Unit Information

PVBA has a state-of-the-art shower unit that has six shower stalls and one laundry unit.

The disaster relief shower unit is a 40' triple axel trailer. It requires a 2 5/16" ball. There is a receiver ball hitch and stabilizer bars stored in the unit. The tongue weight is 1500 lbs, and the maximum gross weight is 10,000 lbs. The tow vehicle must have a tow package with a 2 5/16" ball and the proper wiring to tow the trailer.  You will need at least a 3/4 ton vehicle to pull the shower unit.

For more details or to use the shower unit, contact the PVBA Office at 575-746-2729.