Non-Profit Organizations Links
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 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.
The conference of Baptist churches in America 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. This organization works closely with Emergency Response Program World Service.
(800) ABC3USA x2394
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 responses.
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.
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.
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It is the world’s largest Jewish web site and Jewish directory, and a source of information for everything Jewish around the world. For disasters, AJWS provides immediate humanitarian relief and long-term support for affected communities.
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.
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 communities.
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 items.
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.
This organization has three disaster relief programs. The Rebuild Program 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. Through the Children’s Disaster Services, trained volunteers care for children impacted by disasters. Thirdly, the Global Response assists disaster survivors with rebuilding their homes through the Emergency Disaster Fund.
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 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 Company.
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.
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.
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.
This is an educational organization dedicated to promoting the goals of saving lives and protecting property during emergencies and disasters.
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 long-term recovery.
Various constituencies of the Anabaptist church can respond to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States through this channel. The organization has a volunteer network to respond, rebuild, and restore disaster-affected communities.
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.
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.
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 disaster. It is the third largest disaster relief agency in the United States with over 80,000 trained volunteers.
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 and archives.
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An organization that provides a database of grants which are available to serve and fund disaster response.
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.
(800) 728-7228 x5839
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.
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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.
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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 distress situation.
The organization effectively responds to emergencies and tends to long-term needs by partnering with local organizations and faith communities and provides volunteers to serve the communities.
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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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 ministry of service with over 16,000 paid employees and 65,000 volunteers that help individuals rebuild their lives including housing and healthcare.
Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Response Program serves to respond to disasters by providing volunteers, housing, education, expertise in technical information and implementation, preventative support, and preparedness for disasters. During disasters, the program offers essentials such as housing, sanitation, and safety. Furthermore, the program has also instituted the Pathways to Permanence which assists disaster survivors to rebuild after disasters.
This organization is committed to the animals of the United States. The website includes information and resources for disaster preparedness, volunteering, and disaster relief.
REACT Teams provide assistance for local emergency management agencies, law enforcement, and others with regards to mobile communications, search and rescue, traffic and parking control, large public events, and even storm spotters.
This non-profit organization is intended to reduce human suffering in any situation including emergency disasters. Using an approach namely the RI Way, the organization emphasizes local participation, integrates services, utilizes partnerships, and focuses on civic skills to empower communities to search, design, and implement solutions to change their community for the better.
PAHO/WHO has Regional Health Emergency Response Teams that can help a country respond to a major disaster. Their specialized public health experts can assist in diagnosing health needs, establish an emergency operations center, and work with national authorities to coordinate the overall health response.
Derived from the legendary phoenix bird’s name, this non-profit organization focuses on empowering burn victims. The organization built a burn community to help burn victims cope with physical and emotional trauma after a burn injury.
Oxfam works with local organizations to strengthen their skills as first responders, save lives during emergencies, and reduce future disaster risks.
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 locations.
This volunteer-driven organization use all of their donations and resources towards disaster relief. The NERT has developed, manufacture, managed, and deployed Emergency Mobile Trailer Units (EMTU).
Medical Teams deploy a Humanitarian Response Team within 48 hours after a natural disaster strikes. The teams will help save lives and improve healthcare in the area by sending medicines and medical supplies. In addition, trained volunteers will assess the needs of situation and send aid within 48 hours.
By connecting donors, experts, partners, leaders, and communities, this non-profit organization attacks childhood hunger from various angles. During disasters, this organization will respond quickly to assist communities.
Using alliances, this organization deploys an Emergency Response Unit to get to an affected area to assist with immediate needs such as food distribution, clean water access, safe locations for disaster victims, medical aid, and infrastructure stabilization.
A ministry-based non-profit organization vows to end poverty and assists communities where food, housing, emergency relief, and other essentials are in desperate need.
This mental health organization that provides therapists through a membership where individuals can also find professional development, networking opportunities, and other resources.
The National Center for Grieving Children & Families provides free support with grieving a death for children, teens, young adults, and their families. Through a program called Pathways, families have a safe place to face an advanced serious illness as well.
This non-profit organization seeks to assist with emergency relief globally. By working with communities, the organization helps individuals prepare and mitigate the impact of disasters. When emergencies hit, CARE USA partners with local groups to provide immediate assistance. Following the disaster, the organization assist with recovery effects, especially with women and children survivors.
The world’s oldest and largest public safety communications professionals organization serves the needs of public safety communications practitioners by providing complete expertise, professional development, and technical assistance.
This national association for Amateur Radio provides volunteers who are trained with radio communications to support emergency services when a disaster strikes.
Using 1,250 localities, the ACS offers local disaster response teams, community care and development, and collaboration with other non-profit organizations to assist disaster victims. This organization assists in providing basic needs for disaster survivors, cleaning up debris, and in home repair for long-term recovery.
ADRA is a global disaster relief organization that deploys emergency resources that provides quick response. Such emergency resources include funds, materials, and personnel.
This non-profit association strives to enhance public safety by improving preparedness, response, and recovery regarding all emergencies, disasters, and national security threats. This association is dedicated for all emergency management directors from all 50 states, 8 territories, and Washington, D.C. NEMA offers networking, information-sharing, training, conferences, and partnerships in order to serve emergency management professionals.
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This non-profit organization responds to medical needs during a disaster including providing medicine and related supplies and providing health expertise. It works to prevent and combat biological attacks.
This organization is a major donor to disaster relief and assisted in setting up the Healthcare Ready tool that helps prevent the interruption of the critical health care infrastructure during disasters. This site also provides tools for keeping track of critical information and finding the closest open pharmacy during a disaster.
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 help.
In order to spread the word about some of the excellent organizations that are out there, REPS compiled the following list in alphabetical order 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.
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