Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Upcoming opportunity to learn more about future involvement with Puerto rico!

MAY 3, 201810:00AM – 3:00PM
SBC of Virginia Ministry Support Center, Glen Allen


Hurricane Maria was a deadly storm that ripped apart Puerto Rico in September of 2017.

This powerful natural disaster destroyed homes and businesses and left hundreds of millions of people without power and limited resources.

SBC of Virginia disaster relief volunteers made their way within days after the storm settled. Physical needs were met by feeding and providing home repair.

The effort led to the adoption of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Teams are working weekly with local churches and church planters and plan to for the next two years through Virginia Global Response (VGR) – a humanitarian and compassion ministry platform for churches and individuals to be mobilized for rapid response and ongoing ministry.

Watch Stories from Puerto Rico

The Story of Brian Santiago

The Story of Sonia

The Story of Jorge Alvarez

Hear from our volunteers.

Watch the story of Clint Woods, a volunteer who traveled to Puerto Rico. To view all videos related to Puerto Rico, CLICK HERE.

See the stories of our current work.

Puerto Rico Disaster Relief 2018

Our prayer is that physical needs will be met to provide opportunities to share the love of Christ.


for provision of resources and lives to surrender to God.


on a team to serve and share God’s love.



financial gifts to help provide resources in this endeavor.


VGR Response to Puerto Rico 2018

The teams will be limited to 10 volunteers and each person must either be Disaster Relief trained OR complete the on-line DR training found at

This mission will be work in the most difficult of situations. There is currently power, but that can change. The work may include some or all of: feeding, distribution, recovery (flood or chainsaw), general cleanup … MINISTRY!

Don’t have your Disaster Relief training? Online training is available!

When completing the training, use the coupon code SBCVDR (all caps).


Get involved today!

IMPORTANT!! When you register please give your LEGAL first and last name. The required time for these teams is one week. Please register below and we will send you details as we get them.


Support SBC of Virginia’s adoption of Arecibo, Puerto Rico by giving online today. When you give, 100% of your gift goes to minister to those devastated by the current crisis. Thank you for your generosity.



Don’t count on water or power. Be sure to bring a water bottle to fill from the water filter on site. Bring a flashlight.

There is a washer available and a clothes line for drying.

Mosquito nets aren’t necessary, but bug spray or wipes are needed.

Cash – you will need to have spending money and currently credit or debit cards not widely accepted.

Your own bedding (air mattress provided) and towels

Work Gloves & Masks

Currently, the CDC is recommending Hepatitis A and Typhoid Shots.

You will prepare your own meals as a team. Cost for food will be $100 per person for the week (to be paid in CASH to the mission coordinators on arrival).

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