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.
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
Rapid Response teams research needs At 3:45 a.m. Sunday, January 22, an EF3 tornado ripped through a mobile home park in Adel, Ga., leveling nearly half of the 40 homes and taking at least seven lives. Less than 24 hours later, a massive tornado struck Albany, Ga.,...read more
When torrential rains caused the Blanco River in San Marcos, Texas, to rise, many businesses and homes flooded. One of these homes belonged to Charles and Mildred (pictured above). In the months that followed, Disaster Response volunteers helped build a new house for...read more
Hurricane Matthew brought disastrous flooding to parts of the Carolinas in mid-October. Some areas received as much as 24 inches of rain. In many areas of North Carolina it took a week for the waters to recede. Lumberton, North Carolina Our Loaves and Fishes Food...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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