Illinois Baptists have 1,600 trained disaster relief volunteers belonging to 37 teams based around the state. The teams include kitchen, childcare, chaplaincy, chainsaw, flood recovery, laundry and shower units along with a disaster relief command and communications trailer, and a search and rescue unit. IBSA Disaster Relief is a ministry of the Illinois Baptist State Association. IBSA Disaster Relief’s mission is to meet people’s physical and spiritual needs during times of crisis. It is a ministry of the Illinois Baptist State Association.
The Illinois Baptist State Association (IBSA), established in 1907, has nearly 1,000 Southern Baptist member churches and missions in Illinois. IBSA’s purpose is to assist churches in ministering and sharing Christ in their communities, state, nation, and world.