Earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding and other crises unleash chaos. The potential for large-scale natural disasters is always present, and many parts of the world are unprepared to handle the devastation that could strike their communities.
That’s why we’re always ready. We mobilize quickly – entering places of turmoil, prepared to make a life-saving difference. We have expertise that comes from four decades of rushing in to bring healing in the midst of disaster.
Acts of nature are capable of creating mass destruction to life and land. We know that every disaster is different, so we quickly evaluate the best way to have the greatest impact and save the most lives. Then, we adapt our response to each new context so we can bring healing swiftly and efficiently.
Delivering Emergency Care
From Disaster Health Kits to life-saving medicines, your generosity brings healing in times of crisis. It helps treat wounds, injuries and infections. It provides care for pregnant women and sick children. It enables us to treat diseases like cholera and Ebola before they can turn into epidemics.
Deploying Experienced Disaster Response Volunteers
Your support sends trained and experienced medical volunteers to help heal disaster survivors. Volunteers are ready to deploy within 48 hours after a disaster strikes. They hit the ground running to meet urgent needs.
We require our disaster response volunteers to go through rigorous safety and security training. We understand disaster response often occurs in unstable and remote places. Conditions can be physically and emotionally demanding. We want our volunteers to deliver the best medical care to people who are hurting. That means equipping them to safely enter the most challenging environments.Learn About Volunteering to Help in Disasters
The Value of Partnerships
We always partner with local and international agencies. We do this in order to move as quickly as possible. It’s also the best way to make sure we’re not duplicating efforts, but instead reaching the greatest number of people in crisis. Partnerships are also the best way to ensure a holistic response so that survivors are getting all their needs met.
We are proud to be a member of the Integral Alliance — a group of Christian relief and development organizations that work together to combine their resources and have the maximum impact in places where disasters bring devastation.