Disaster Response Services

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




Disaster Response Services

Rebuilding projects

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

Cleanup projects

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.

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Search & Rescue

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
Jonesboro, Arkansas June 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

Disaster Response Services

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....

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Tornadoes Destroy Georgia Homes

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...

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Deadly Tornadoes Hit the Midwest

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...

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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 coud 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

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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