Hope In Action
Natural disasters are widespread and getting worse. Around the world over 60 million people a year are affected by disasters and crisis. We respond to disasters at home and abroad with skill and compassion. We are there in the immediate aftermath of disasters and also serve and respond in areas with long-term, chronic needs.
We train and prepare a passionate group of responders including Reservists and volunteers. Our Reservists are deployed in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. They have been trained to navigate the chaos of these initial days and to serve and care for people who have lost everything. In the weeks and months after a disaster, our volunteers are deployed to serve in a variety of ways.
While we meet the physical needs of disaster relief, we are a ministry, bringing the real hope of Jesus to those in need. What sets us apart from others that respond to disasters? We like to call it the two hands of the Gospel working together: meeting physical and spiritual needs. We know that meeting physical needs will open the door to also meet spiritual needs. We prioritize people over projects. We bring the ministry of presence and a sense of hope. We reflect the heart of God to those in need.
It doesn’t matter whether you are doing construction work or providing someone a listening ear, your desire to bring change will lead to change in your own life. It’s the beauty of being ready and willing to work and be present in the midst of chaos and tragedy. There is a place for you if you are willing to serve with hope and compassion.
Here are stories about what’s currently happening and your best way to stay in-the-know of our efforts to help those in need.