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Often in the event of a disaster, families look for assistance
from one or two non-profit or government sources since they
are not familiar with all other organizations that are ready to
In order to spread the word about some of the good
organizations that are out there, REPS compiled the following
list of non-profit organizations that are available and ready to
help and assist. If you or any of your relatives have
experienced the devastation and the misfortune of a disaster,
check out these organizations. They are happy to help.
Bookmark this page; tell your friends and family about this
site; REPS has compiled a large number of resources for your
benefit and the benefits of all the unfortunate individuals out
Join REPS and its staff in assisting other people.
people age 50 and over in the United States. The AARP Foundation
provides disaster relief and recovery grants to over 40 local agencies.
These agencies serve older victims of recent hurricanes who have been
displaced or have health, legal, or other needs.
A humanitarian organization led by volunteers to provide
blood services, relief to victims of disasters, and to help
people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies,
including: house or apartment fires (the majority of disaster
responses), hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes,
hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents,
explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters.
A leader in Alzheimer’s research and support, dedicated to
researching and finding prevention methods, treatments,
and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The
association offers Safe Return®, a nationwide identification,
support and enrollment program that provides assistance
when a person with Alzheimer's or a related dementia
wanders and becomes lost locally or far from home, which
can be useful in a disaster.
A charitable hunger-relief organization composed of more
than 200 member food banks and food-rescue organizations
providing relief supplies to emergency feeding centers
serving disaster victims.
The conference of Baptist churches in America, which
provides financial assistance in every region of the United
States in the name of American Baptist Churches USA. This
financial assistance meets immediate needs of disaster
victims, including food, shelter, clothing and medical care.
A Quaker organization that carries out service, development,
social justice, and peace programs throughout the world. In
the event of a disaster, the organization procures goods and
services to help as locally as possible, and concentrates on
attending to those who may be left out of large relief
This large international association serves the needs of
occupational and environmental health professionals
practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor,
academic institutions, and independent organizations.
During a disaster, the organization is involved in all aspects,
including the pre-planning, the emergency response, and
consequence management stages. The organization also
trains for disaster prevention.
The membership association of one of the nation's largest
social service networks, allowing Catholic Charities agencies
and institutions nationwide to respond to the long-term
needs of communities affected by disasters, working
primarily through its nationwide network of local agencies.
These agencies take a lead role in identifying critical needs
and developing plans for the long-term rebuilding of their
Organization with a mission to assist disaster response with
a framework of saving lives, supporting livelihoods and
strengthening civil society, providing food when access to
food is interrupted by a disaster, implementing emergency
health programming, providing access to supplies for
agricultural recovery, constructing temporary shelters, and
distributing essential household supplies such as hygiene
Organization that helps with disaster relief in the following
ways: Initial on-site disaster assessment program,
emergency food service (fixed-site kitchen/feeding and
mobile food service), donations of disaster recovery supplies,
advocacy for disaster victims (especially the elderly, the
poor, and minorities), and home repair or rebuilding.
The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) is a
relief, development, and educational ministry of the Christian
Reformed Church in North America that provides disaster
response, using a network of volunteers who give of their
time and talents to help clear debris, assess needs, and
rebuild homes after disasters strike.
This organization gives money to support a network of
volunteers who donate their time, skills, and energy to
restore the homes of those who have little or no resources
to hire paid labor.
This group offers disaster preparedness, mitigation, and
response activities in the United States, as well as
emergency disaster response and rehabilitation overseas.
Most services revolve around damage resulting from storms,
hurricanes, and tornadoes.
This is an association that responds to human suffering
around the world by providing emergency assistance after
disasters, rebuilding communities, and helping children and
families climb out of poverty.
An organization committed to improving global health care by
making quality health services available to the world’s poor.
It bridges three components of health delivery systems:
community health, clinical care, and technology.
It is the world’s largest Jewish web site and Jewish
directory, and a source of information for everything Jewish
around the world. It is also a communication network for
communities in more than 120 countries.
Following major domestic disasters, this association seeks to
minister holistically to the unmet needs of those affected,
regardless of faith or creed. It provides hardship grants,
spiritual and emotional care, volunteer coordination, and
Various constituencies of the Anabaptist church can respond
to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United
States through this channel. The organization sets up
physical response centers to respond to the needs of a
This is a web site for those who want to volunteer their time
in response to U.S. domestic disasters. It is sponsored by
national disaster response organizations and produced by
the Disaster News Network, a program of Village Life
This organization promotes the rights of crime victims and
advocates for them. The organization also deploys
outreach, consultation services, and team deployment in the
aftermath of catastrophes.
The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce
the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the
quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes
and standards, research, training, and education. The
organization also investigates the causes of fires, including
those that occur in residential, business, and aircraft
NVOAD coordinates planning efforts by many voluntary
organizations responding to disaster. Member organizations
provide more effective and less duplication in service by
getting together before disasters strike. Once disasters
occur, NVOAD or an affiliated state VOAD encourages
members and other voluntary agencies to convene on site.
As part of its Field Service program, NEDCC offers an
emergency assistance program for institutions and
individuals with damaged paper-based collections. The
organization provides free telephone support. Information
provided includes advice on drying wet collections and
dealing with damage from fire, pests, or mold. The
organization can also provide referrals to commercial
disaster recovery service providers experienced with library
This organization is the emergency and refugee program of
the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. It focuses on the long-term
recovery of disaster-impacted communities, provides training
and disaster preparedness for presbyteries and synods,
works collaboratively with church partners, and manages
volunteer teams that provide consultation, program design,
and training for disasters.
This site provides information about disaster relief, including
news stories from around the world, information about
appeals and funding, documents on policies and issues from
many different organizations, and professional resources.
This organization ministers to the needs of disaster survivors
and first responders (such as firefighters) with goals of
providing material comfort, physical comfort, emotional
comfort, and spiritual comfort through immediate emergency
assistance and long-term recovery help.
The disaster response team can provide direction for the
potential energy of individual Christians and churches
desiring to be of service in times of disaster. Through
planning, training, and practicing, disaster response teams
can provide leadership and expertise required in times of
In a disaster, the organization’s goals are as follows: Help
cultural heritage institutions and sites be better prepared for
emergencies and obtain needed resources when disaster
strikes; encourage the incorporation of cultural and historic
assets into disaster planning and mitigation efforts at all
levels of government; facilitate a more effective and
coordinated response to all kinds of emergencies, including
catastrophic events; and assist the public in recovering
treasured heirlooms damaged by disasters.
This is an educational organization dedicated to promoting
the goals of saving lives and protecting property during
emergencies and disasters.
An organization that provides a database of grants which are
available to serve and fund disaster response.
This organization is a major donor to disaster relief, having
provided nearly $130 million dollars to victims of Hurricane
UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters that are
interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a
community's ability to recover on its own. The immediate
goal of UMCOR's international and domestic emergency
response programs is to provide relief and rehabilitation for
the entire person-physical, social, and psychological-in a
The UCC responds to disasters on an average of once every
2.5 days. The organization is currently involved in projects
such as emergency relief for the situation in Darfur and
response and recovery for hurricanes and tornadoes.
This website is a national registry where people may register
information about themselves or loved ones for free. It is
designed to help family members locate each other in the
aftermath of a disaster. This service is especially useful for
the infirm and elderly, who may be forgotten during a disaster.
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