Filling the Gap in Times of Disaster, Large and Small

Hundreds of Volunteer Ministers traveled to South Asia to respond to the 2004 tsunami. Often among the first to respond to disasters, Volunteer Ministers assist emergency workers with whatever task is needed and provide “spiritual first aid” to victims and first responders alike.

According to the Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report, there were 296 separate natural disaster events in 2013 causing economic losses of $192 billion. In one recent year, major disasters affected the lives of some 208 million people internationally. Disaster relief organizations are hard pressed to provide even a fraction of the needed relief and care. The international Volunteer Ministers Disaster Response Team works to fill this gap.

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