Helping Hands International deploys teams of volunteers to Disaster Relief projects one or two times a year, depending on the need. Most recently we sent a group of volunteers to Northern California, USA to respond to fire related Disasters (see below). Currently, we are evaluating how we may be able to assist with the devastation caused by hurricanes in the Bahamas and floods in Texas. Please visit our Calendar page for more information related to scheduled trips or Contact Us if you have any questions regarding how you can be involved.
Carr Fire 2018, Redding California
A huge thank you to everyone who helped those effected by the Car Fire, through monetary support, furniture donations and volunteering. Redding and it's surrounding areas have only just begun their new normal. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.Posted by Helping Hands International Inc. on Wednesday, 3 October 2018
California Camp Fire
The California Camp Fire has been the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. The fire burned 153,336 acres, left 13,972 people without homes, destroyed 528 businesses and killed 87 people during the short time it blazed through Paradise and surrounding area. “fire.ca.gov“
The need is incomprehensible but we have the opportunity to provide help and hope. Helping Hands has been sending teams down from the beginning. We are partnering with Samaritan’s Purse in helping the victims sift through what little is left. most of all it gives us an opportunity to be a friend, to love them, provide emotional support, prayer, and some sense of closure.
The other opportunity we have is working with the Salvation Army in their distribution center. We get to help the victims gather day to day items to survive the immediate future. A lot of them are still just trying to make sense of the life changing event right in front of them and have a hard time looking into the future at all. This is a great opportunity to be there for them and to show them the love of Christ.
And a huge shout out to all of those who have supported the Camp Fire in your monetary giving. We’ve been able to raise over $50,000 of which %100 is being turned into Visa gift cards and being handed out to the victims. We’ve been able to bless a lot of people because of you.
Thank you to everyone involved!