United States has a history of being vulnerable to natural disasters and the communities in almost every state get impacted through billion-dollar natural disasters every year. US has experienced a spike in the past decade in the natural disasters, let alone the number of wild fires breaking out in 2020 rose up to 58950. The magnitude of their impact at the time of disaster is really high with many lives lost and the effects that linger for years after take toll on economy. Fortunately, there are number of organizations that help with natural disasters when the calamity strikes. The team of volunteers and responders work closely with community leaders to identify the humanitarian needs to lessen the burden of the impacts of natural disasters globally. The list of nonprofit relief organizations comes handy for anyone looking for platforms to play the part to build resilience through volunteering or partnering with these organizations.
All hand Volunteers
All hand Volunteers is active towards building a resilient community, catering both long-term and short-term impacts of the disasters. They engage volunteers, local community and partner with organizations to respond to the immediate needs of the calamity struck community, thus helping them to rebuild their homes, school and infrastructure. The mission is just not restricted to meet the short term relief needs of the impacted areas, but to preserve the future by constructing disaster resilient buildings to ensure resilience in the face of future disaster. They are open for the global volunteers who would join hands to make life easier and better for the survivors of natural disasters for free.
American Red Cross
Mobilizes the power of its volunteers, which makes up 90% of its workforce to achieve its humanitarian mission of alleviating suffering. They are available for life saving services irrespective of the magnitude of impact. Provision of basic human needs like food, shelter and health services in the course of man-made and natural disasters is a part of their bigger picture. Out of many divisions, training and education is focused on preparing people and volunteers to meet the relief needs and prevent them in future.
Hunger, poverty and natural disaster exist as a vicious cycle. Feed the Children tends to the hunger needs of communities struck with the catastrophic effects of natural disasters. They provide for basic life amenities to help people fight the after effects of war, famine poverty and natural disaster.
A faith-based non-profit, engages churches and organization to channel their efforts through children feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster responses, and supply lines to front line. The scalable distribution model of Convoy America positions it to respond to the needs leveraging the network of domestic and international warehouses, disaster response fleet and an army of highly trained volunteers to deploy a responsive approach to natural disaster relief.
hits the ground running by reversing the domino effect of natural disasters to get families back on their feet; the goal is to shorten the recovery phase by speeding up the assistance. It achieves its mission with five major interventions: Rebuild, share, prepare, advise and advocate. SBP rebuilds home at price lower than the market rate for the survivors, shares its model with other humanitarian organizations, prepare people or the potential risks of disasters and mitigate the same, advice on the policies and advocate the reforms of disaster recovery strategies.
is yet another initiative to battle poverty and hunger. Its mission to eradicate hunger and provision of healthy produce for the US is achieved through a network of 200 food banks and pantries. This chain of food bank distributes food to the regions facing hunger through food rescue by sourcing food from manufacturers, distributors, retailers, food service companies and farmers to avoid waste and feed those in need while making sure to consider food safety of the food in the pantries and food banks for healthy and nourishing food.
Humanity beyond race and religion is what ACTS World Relief stems from. They help break free the chain of sufferings by providing emergency assistance to communities ravaged by disasters. It makes the impact by empowering the responders for servicing humanity and lending hand to those in need, thus following the path of Jesus.
The Friends Disaster Service
Provides assistance to the survivor group that is uninsured, disabled, low income and elderly. In providing clean-up and rebuilding assistance to this group of effected people, FDS acts as a liaison between the victims and the responders by partnering with other non-profit disaster relief organizations to aid with building materials.
Children disaster Services
Focus on the wellbeing and mental health of the victim children during these tough times where the disasters can take toll on their young minds. They offer childcare to the traumatized children in disaster assistance centers and shelter to help them cope up with the recovery. It is one of its kind that taps into the psychological after effects of the disasters.
The REACT International
Fills the communication gap that may arise during the emergency. It acts as the communication partner of other respondents actively working for disaster relief. They have a network of committed communications professionals that assist the communities to communicate.
Founded by two marines, has a history of providing disaster relief during floods, what makes it different from other nonprofit disaster relief organizations is its structure that engages the services of military veterans with those of primary responders and medical professionals. Team Rubicon deploys in the areas which are deemed to be very dangerous and where other organizations are reluctant to aid the emergencies. Due to efficient force and extensive expertise of professionals, they cater to severe natural disasters like floods and earthquakes.