Disaster Response ServicesCAM's Disaster Response Services (DRS) reaches out to communities in the United States that have been devastated by disasters.
Disaster Response Services
CAM’s Disaster Response Services (DRS) provides free labor to help rebuild in natural disaster areas of the U.S. Our focus is long-term recovery for the people we serve, not only rebuilding their homes but also rebuilding their lives. Our teams have plenty of unique opportunities to show compassion and the love of Jesus to those affected by trauma and loss. Funds are needed to cover operating costs and to provide building materials for those unable to afford it.
Rapid Response Services
Rapid Response Services offers cleanup services to individuals and communities affected by natural disasters. Rapid Response teams in various locations in the U.S. facilitate quick response to disasters close to home. The goal of a Rapid Response team is to move into a community within 24 hours to investigate the damages and to bring in volunteers within 48 hours to help with preliminary cleanup. Volunteers help cut up trees, remove debris, clean out flooded houses, and install tarps on damaged roofs.
Search & Rescue
“to seek and to save” (Luke 19:10)
Each day an average of 136 people go missing in the United States. Many places lack the expertise and equipment to locate missing persons. To help fill this need, CAM has launched Search & Rescue as an arm of Rapid Response Services.
Projects to date
DRS & RR Combined Program Totals to date
Houses rebuilt or repaired
Cleanup and rebuilding projects
Hours of labor
Rapid Response projects
Current projects in 2016
|Omak, Washington||May 2-13||Fire|
|Sulphur, Oklahoma||May 10-19||Tornado|
|Mayfield, Kentucky||May 11-14||Tornado|
|Simonton, Texas||June 9-20||Flooding|
|Watkins, Minnesota||June 12||Tornado|
|Versailles, Missouri||June 15||Wind|
|Princeton, Illinois||June 25||Tornado|
|Clendenin, West Virginia||Jun 27-July 14||Flooding|
|Greenbrier County, West Viginia||Jun 27-July 23||Flooding|
|Duluth, Minnesota||July 27-28||Wind|
|Mora, Minnesota||July 22-25||Flooding|
|Desoto, Missouri||Aug 17-23||Flooding|
|Marathon County, Wisconsin||Aug 5-6||Wind|
|South Bend, Indiana||Aug 19-25||Flooding|
|Allegan County, Michigan||Aug 22-24||Tornado|
|Kokomo, Indiana||Aug 29-Sept 1||Tornado|
|Baker, Louisiana||Aug 15-Sept 30||Flooding|
|Soberanes Fire, California||Sept 9-Oct 1||Fire|
|Greene, Iowa||Sept 15-30||Flooding|
|Summerville, South Carolina||Oct 10-21||Hurricane|
Updates from the field
Despite temperatures below freezing, Mike from Rainelle, West Virginia, was living in a tent while he anxiously waited for his new house to be completed. This elderly man’s previous home had been destroyed in the flood that swept through West Virginia in June 2016....read more
What were once safe dwelling places for people in Georgia are now piles of ruin strewn along the streets. On the afternoon of January 22, a tornado tore through a mobile home park in Adel, Georgia, leveling half of the 40 homes there. This was just one of a series of...read more
Deadly tornadoes hit parts of the Midwest on Tuesday, killing at least three people and leaving hundreds of homes damaged. Rapid Response teams are researching damages in Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, and southern Indiana. Rapid Response team members say the damage is...read more
Notes from our mailbox
I went back to see the damage to my home and saw that everything that was on the floor…was ruined and getting moldy. I didn’t know where to start or what to do, then a man named John Beiler came to my door and told me of Christian Aid Ministries. I just cried with relief.
Words simply cannot express my gratitude…You literally saved my home. There is no way I coud have gotten through this without your help, emotionally or physically. You are a God-send and I think you are really angels.
You all ministered in more ways than just cutting tree limbs and dragging them to the street. All of you were such a great testimony to all my family.
We can never thank you enough for helping us through a difficult time in Clendenin, West Virginia. The wonderful team. . . worked so hard and prayed with us before leaving. . . We will always be grateful.
How can you help?
If you wish to help fund rebuilding and cleanup projects, please use the contribution form below.
Disaster Response Services/Rapid Response
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