Sharing the love of Christ by meeting significant physical and emotional needs after a disaster.
Disaster Relief is Christian love in action. It meets the urgent needs of hurting humanity in crisis situations. Christ calls for believers to demonstrate his love to those affected by disasters through our timely use of resources, talents, and time. Volunteers provide many different types of relief including food, water, childcare, laundry, repairs, rebuilding, and more.
As volunteers respond to disasters, their faith and commitment is used by the Holy Spirit to draw others to Him. When we care for others we become not just people who talk of missions, but people who put our words into action.
Disaster Relief Training
Training/orientation sessions are held several times a year. Christian individuals who are active members of a local church, in good physical condition, and at least 16 years of age may attend a training session and join the Disaster Relief team.
When a request for assistance is received, individual team members will be contacted to check their availability. Length of service could be one day to one week or more.
In the case of a disaster crisis, individuals are allowed to serve prior to receiving official training.
To find out how you and your church can get involved in Disaster Relief ministry, contact Michael Bible, NorthStar Disaster Relief Team Leader.
Disaster Relief Teams
Prepares and serves hot meals
Removes damaged trees and other debris (experience in operating a chainsaw is desirable, but not mandatory)
Cleans out houses, garages, sheds, barns, yards, streets, and community areas
Provides a calm atmosphere and competent loving care for children
Provides clean water after a disaster has occurred
Establishes telephone, satellite, and ham radio communications on disaster sites
Offers spiritual comfort to those in the midst of a crisis situation