Relief Response Efforts

Fort Lauderdale Flooding

Beginning Sunday, April 9 Broward County began to experience torrential downpours. On Wednesday, an astounding 26 inches of rain fell in Fort Lauderdale, with most of that falling in just seven hours. As a result, many homes and businesses were affected by the flooding and need cleanup and assistance. Initially, we thought only 300 homes would need to be ‘mudded out’ (removing the mud and debris from damaged homes) but after further assessment, it is closer to 2,000 homes in need of this work.

Please pray for those affected by the flooding and the first responders on the ground right now—we’re better together! 



Here are three ways you can help right now: 



Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale will serve as the initial logistical coordinator for relief team volunteers. Relief teams are being organized to help those who are in need. As our on-the-ground partners Samaritan’s Purse complete their damage assessments and establish a support hub, we’ll need teams of able-bodied volunteers to help with manual labor and flooding relief efforts. 

If you would like more details about what to expect to serve as a volunteer, click here or scroll to the bottom of the page. 

Register Here to Volunteer



Your donations will be brought to the communities and relief workers that are in need. Please note all donation items should be new.

  • Hygiene items
  • Baby formula 
  • Diapers (baby/adult)
  • Pull-ups
  • Baby wipes
  • Tarps
  • Shovels
  • Yard gloves
  • Large heavy-duty garbage bags 
  • Mops/Buckets
  • Cleaning supplies 

Collection + Drop Off Information: 

Your church can collect these items and arrange to drop them off at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale to be loaded onto the buses heading down to the affected areas. 

Location: Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale Campus Reception 
2101 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Drop-Off Times:

  • Monday–Friday, 6am–10pm
  • Saturdays, 7am–10pm
  • Sundays, 6am–6pm




Your generosity to our Relief & Restoration Fund will be used to help provide relief and support for those who are in need.

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Please call our Outreach hotline at 954-556-4510 or e-mail us.

Relief Team Details and Requirements

Important Instructions for Flood Relief Volunteers:
  • Must be in good health to provide physical labor for long hours in the heat.
  • Closed toes shoes are required. Please dress appropriately for sludge and muck clean-up work. Please do not bring personal tools.
  • Please pack your own lunch in a personal cooler.
  • Arrive at First Baptist Fort Lauderdale at 7am.  Google Maps Link.   
  • Upon arrival, check in with a Calvary Chapel team leader at the Samaritan’s Purse area.
  • You will go through a brief orientation and training session before you are placed on a team to work.
Important Reminders
  • Registration is mandatory for all volunteers. Please do not bring someone who is not registered. 
  • Volunteers should not tell others to join them on-site without registration and orientation (mandatory).   
  • Must be in good health to provide physical labor for long hours in the heat. 
  • Must be able to commit to serving all day, approximately 6:30am–5:30 pm. 
  • 16 and 17-year-olds must have a parent or legal guardian over 21 present to supervise during the workday.