Disaster Response Services

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

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.

CAM Cleanup Projects

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.

CAM Search and Rescue

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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CAM Loaves and fishes food trailer

Loaves & Fishes
Food Kitchen

When the power is off or some­one’s home is damaged or destroyed, it means a lot to them to be able to get a hot meal. The Loaves & Fishes Food Kitchen, operated by the New Order Amish churches, sets up in disaster areas of the U.S. Loaves & Fishes ministers to people by providing delicious meals, lending a listening ear, praying with suffering people, and distributing Christian literature.

Statistics

Houses rebuilt or repaired

Properties cleaned up

Volunteers

Hours of labor

Meals served

Details on Rapid Response projects

Location

Disaster Type

Dates

Perry, AR

Flood

November 23, 2019

Siloam Springs, AR

Tornado

November 13-23, 2019

Dadenelle, AR

Flood

October 22, 2019

Morton, MN

Flood

October 12, 2019

Elk Mound, WI

Tornado

September 26-October 3, 2019

Sioux Falls, SD

Tornado & Flooding

September 17-October 16, 2019

Winnie, TX

Tropical Storm Imelda

September 24-October 19, 2019

Ocracoke Island, NC

Hurricane Dorian

September 5-28, 2019

Pacific Junction, IA

Flood

April 9-Aug 15, 2019

Balsom Lake, WI

Tornado

July 23-31, 2019

Withee, WI

Tornado

July 20, 2019

Dodge Center/Kasson, MN

Flood

July 8, 2019

Nashville, AR

Flood

July 17, 2019

West Lafayette, OH

Flood

June 20-21, 2019

Pine Bluff, AR

Flood

June 17-July 6

Ellettsville, IN

Tornado

June 18, 2019

Fort Smith, AR

Flood

June 10-24, 2019

Sand Springs/Weber Falls, OK

Flood

June 4-21, 2019

Bonner Springs, KS

Tornado

May 30-June 10

Pendleton, IN

Tornado

May 29-31, 2019

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Updates from the field

Hurricane Delta update

Hurricane Delta update

Hurricane Delta is slated to make landfall in Louisiana Friday evening. Our Rapid Response teams have been cleaning up since Hurricane Laura.

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Hurricane Laura Updates

Hurricane Laura Updates

Texas and Louisiana brace themselves as Hurricane Laura churns across the Gulf of Mexico. Laura’s strength increases, with relentless upwards to 125 mph.

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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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