Emergency Response

We respond rapidly and responsibly to storms, mudslides, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, disease outbreaks, and more.

Project Information

Project Status: Active
Currently Responding: COVID-19, Hurricanes Eta & Iota
Start Date: 2010
End Date: Ongoing

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Currently Responding
to the Freetown Fire

On the ground before, during, and after

We mobilize our disaster relief volunteers and our network of local and global nonprofits, corporate, church, and logistics partners when disasters strike.

Thousands of communities around the world are affected every day by natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and conflicts. This leaves the most vulnerable people in urgent need of help to survive and recover. Historically, those with a background of working in a country alongside local communities are best suited to support relief efforts quickly and efficiently.

Acting fast before, during, and after an emergency and collaborating creatively with diverse partners has meant we can assist the vulnerable when some of the greatest disasters strike. 

We also build the capacity of our local staff and volunteers to respond quickly and efficiently and work with impacted communities to help them build back better and become more resilient. 

Project Goals
  1. To protect the vulnerable following disasters
  2. To mitigate further or secondary disasters
  3. To provide access to clean water where needed
  4. To help impacted communities build back better
Expected Outcomes
  • Reduced risk of human trafficking
  • Reduced likelihood of a second disaster striking due to contaminated water, like a cholera outbreak
  • Strengthened resiliency in the impacted community

Currently Responding to Freetown Fire

WHI is on the ground responding and coordinating with the Sierra Leone Government to help people affected by the fire in Susan’s Bay.

Currently Responding to Hurricanes Eta & Iota

Help send lifesaving supplies to communities affected by the hurricanes in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Santa Catalina, Colombia.

Currently Responding to COVID-19

Make a donation today to support this and our other life-changing efforts!

Cyclones

Cyclone Gita: Islands of Tonga
Cyclone Roanu: Sri Lanka

Earthquakes

Earthquake: Ecuador
Earthquake: Haiti
Earthquake: Nepal
Earthquake: Papua New Guinea

Floods

Flood Relief: Midland, Michigan
Flood Relief: Louisiana

Hurricanes

Hurricane Laura: USA
Hurricane Dorian: The Bahamas
Hurricane Florence: North and South Carolina
Hurricane Harvey: Houston, Texas
Hurricane Matthew: Haiti
Hurricane Michael: USA
Hurricanes Irma & Maria: Caribbean, Florida, and Puerto Rico

Humanitarian Disasters

USNS Comfort (Spring 2019)
USNS Comfort (Fall 2018)

Mudslides

Mudslides: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Tembin: The Philippines

Tsunamis

Tsunami Palu: Indonesia

Typhoons

Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines
Typhoon Mangkhut: The Philippines
Typhoon Yutu

Volcanos

Mount Mayon Volcano: The Philippines
Volcán de Fuego: Guatemala

Wildfires

West Coast Wildfires: USA
2020 Bushfires: Australia
California Wildfires: USA

In 2019, we celebrated our emergency response impact.

Water filters distributed to families in Mozambique

Individuals received solar-powered energy in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian

Volunteers drop everything and respond to Hurricane Laura

On Friday, August 28th, Kurt Bandy received a phone call from World Hope International (Canada) asking if he could leave that evening for Louisiana to respond to Hurricane Laura’s devastation. He had one hour to make the decision. Knowing on top of the 7 days of service, he had to self-isolate for 14 days coming home, Kurt dropped everything. By 8:00 pm, Kurt departed for his first disaster relief trip…

The Power of Partnerships: Why We Are Better Together

World Hope International has a long history of partnering with other organizations. When it comes to emergency relief work there is a need for organizations to come together in order to make a greater impact.

Burst Dams and Helping Hands

In mid-May of this year, heavy rains poured over Midland County, Michigan provoking flooding and leading to the failure of two local dams, Edenville Dam and Sanford Dam.

Volunteers Responding to Disaster

“I will continue partnering with World Hope because they are making a difference in the lives of people around the world…”

Rebuilding in the Bahamas, Starting with the Church

Hurricane Dorian destroyed Pastor Raymond’s home and wiped out decades of work. But it’s not the end of the story…

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