Disaster Relief

"Whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant...For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many."
Mark 10:43-45 (NRSV)

American Baptist Men Disaster Relief Ministry seeks to serve those affected by federally declared disasters, in cooperation with ABC National Disaster Response, ABC Regions, and the wider disaster response community.

In so doing we further fulfill our Christian mission by demonstrating the compassion of Christ and the ministry of wholeness and renewal.


When disaster strikes, who will help?

Your community has just been devastated by a disaster such as a flood or hurricane. Your home has sustained major damage. You and your family are living in a temporary shelter. City services are taxed beyond their limits. Where do you turn for help?

American Baptist Men Disaster Relief has emergency response teams across the United States poised and ready to respond to such a situation. Upon the declaration of a federal disaster, the closest team is dispatched, as well as the ABM Disaster Relief Trailer. Together they are on the scene within 48 hours.

Working in cooperation with the American Red Cross, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Church World Service, these volunteers trained in disaster relief assist with such things as clean up, minor repairs, and rebuilding. This is an immediate short-term response, up to eight weeks.

ABMen Disaster Relief is Mission In Action! Christ by His example set the pattern for us to follow. He instructed us in our mission to share His love through the role of the servant.

ABMen Disaster Relief is a ministry for all American Baptists. You can be a part of this ministry and join the work of dedicated Christians who have expanded their circle of concern. You can become involved in meeting the crucial needs of disaster victims in the name of Jesus Christ.

The servant role takes on a whole new meaning when you respond to the needs of disaster victims. You become personally involved in helping hurting people. We become not just a people who talk of missions but a people who put our words into action.

If you'd like to speak with our Disaster Relief Coordinators, you can go to our contact page for their information. Bob Swan would love to hear from you.


Would your church or men's group like to donate to the Disaster Relief program?

Churches and ABM or ABW groups that wish to support this vital ministry may do so by forwarding your gift to ABMOPAD c/o Robert H. Swan. Mail to:

Robert H. Swan
21202 Ann's Choice Way 
Warminster Pa. 18974

Make checks payable to ABMOPAD and mark it for Disaster Relief Trailer Ministry.

You may also want to prayerfully consider including this ministry into your church budget. To do so, fill out your giving form and designate it in the detail section for ABMOPAD Disaster Relief Trailer. Donating through ABCOPAD ensures that your church is credited for missions giving.

100% of the funds will go to this ministry. Contact Bob Swan (215-674-1935) for more information.