Disaster Response Services

CAM's Disaster Response Services (DRS) reaches out to communities in the United States that have been devastated by disasters.

Rebuilding projects

If long-term recovery help is needed in a disaster area, our Disaster Response Services (DRS) program schedules volunteer work teams to rebuild homes. DRS helps those in need, while providing opportunities for our staff and volunteers to show Christ’s love to people.

Cleanup projects

The goal of a Rapid Response team is to move into communities affected by natural disasters within 24 hours. Volunteers move within 48 hours to help with preliminary cleanup, such as: 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.

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Statistics

Houses rebuilt or repaired

Properties cleaned up

Volunteers

Hours of labor

Meals served

Details on Rapid Response projects

Location

Disaster Type

Dates

Shelby, OH

Tornado

April 15-18, 2019

Franklin, TX

Tornado

April 16, 2019

Craig, MO

Flood

April 16-17, 2019

Plattsmouth, NE

Flood

March 25-April 10, 2019

Missouri Valley, IA

Flood

March 18-Apr 7, 2019

Beauregard, AL

Tornado

March 5-9, 2019

West Paducah, KY

Tornado

March 16, 2019

Mena, AR

Fire

March 30 , 2019

Cairo, GA

Tornado

March 6-9, 2019

Guerneville, CA

Flood

March 7-22, 2019

Cottage Grove, OR

Snow Damage

March 4-6, 2019

Hope, AR

Tornado

Dec 11, 2018

Proctor, OK

Tornado

Dec 3, 2018

Lake Travis, TX

Flood

Nov 15-18, 2018

Meigs, GA

Fire

Nov 27, 2018

Hurricane Michael/Meigs, GA

Hurricane

Oct 11-17, 2018

Hurricane Michael/Panama City, FL

Hurricane

Oct 25-Dec 21, 2018

Hurricane

Oct 25-Dec 21, 2018

Hurricane Michael/Bristol, FL

Hurricane

Oct 17-Dec 1, 2018

Hurricane Michael/Colquitt, GA

Hurricane

Oct 15-Nov 17, 2018

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Updates from the field

Reaching Out

During the rebuilding season, as a way of reaching out staff in Beaumont, Texas, set up a food stand where they served free hotdogs, chips, and soda.

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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.

Recipient from South Carolina

Words simply cannot express my gratitude…You literally saved my home. There is no way I could have gotten through this without your help, emotionally or physically. You are a God-send and I think you are really angels.

Recipient from Colorado

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.

Recipient from Florida

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.

Recipient from West Virginia

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If you wish to help fund rebuilding and cleanup projects, please use the contribution form below.

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Read stories of lives that have been changed through Disaster Response Services cleanup and rebuilding projects.

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