As a relief organization with a mission to love others as we love God, our Disaster Response team operates out of a commitment to serve our neighbors experiencing crisis.
The way we respond depends deeply on the nature of the disaster, the country, the economic and geo-political situation at hand. We immediately begin to assess the situation to determine the most appropriate actions.
This response takes on several forms including empowering the local church, empowering our teams already on the ground, or empowering an indigenous organization. Our Disaster Response team prioritizes interventions devoted to empowering local churches to provide effective post-disaster and disaster mitigation assistance to their communities. Eligibility for assistance is not limited to churches, but may, depending on the situation, apply to networks, indigenous organizations and local evangelical humanitarian organizations.
As a signatory of the International Federation of the Red Cross code of conduct, World Relief operates with high ethical standards and professional programming. All of the organizations that we fund are thoroughly vetted and certified to ensure that all monies are being used with good stewardship for the biggest impact.
Depending on the situation and the country, World Relief provides assistance such as funding through proposals, technical assistance, training, mentorship, and project identification and implementation. Where we have expertise, we want to assist by providing oversight and guidance as needed. Our goal is to empower the local church to meet the needs of their community- whether in the form of food, clothing, blankets, shelter, or emotional support and counseling.
We pray for God’s love to be evident through those serving so that all people may come to know more about Him.
Ongoing Disaster Response initiatives:
Nepal Earthquake Response
Myanmar Flood Response
Iraq/Syria Refugee Crisis
Sudan/South Sudan Conflict