With both the frequency and intensity of natural disasters on the rise around the globe, there’s an urgent need for a more thoughtful approach to the way we respond and help impacted communities recover.
When a natural disaster strikes, we arrive early and stay late to address the immediate and long-term needs of affected-communities. We work alongside the local residents and deploy our unique volunteer model to enable direct impact — helping families and communities recover by building safe, resilient schools, homes and other community infrastructure.
The communities we serve are not only vulnerable in terms of natural disasters, but also financially. By building in a disaster resilient way, we better prepare them for future events.
Thanks to passionate volunteers, donors and partners, we’ve provided nearly 15 years of disaster relief support to over 1.1 million people and we have active programs around the world today.
We’re rethinking disaster relief with our Smart Response model.
RESPONSE: Immediately after a disaster, we carefully listen to the community to identify their greatest needs, effectively begin response work and create a long-term action plan.
RECOVERY: Where needed, we make a long-term commitment to build disaster-resilient homes, schools, daycare facilities and community centers — the hubs of every community.
RESILIENCE: By laying out and constructing disaster-resilient buildings to code, we ensure the structures are stronger and more sustainable to weather future disasters.
RENEWAL: We live in the communities where we serve and become a part of them. This leads volunteers to uncover new ways to help, which invariably brings fresh ideas and creative solutions.
Active ProgramsVolunteers are the driving force in our ability to serve disaster-affected communities around the world. Sign up today to join our network of diverse, dedicated and inspiring volunteers.
Top U.S. Charity
Ninety-six cents of every dollar donated is spent on our programs, which is one reason we’re rated in the top 9% of U.S. charities evaluated by Charity Navigator, the most trusted charity assessment organization.
“I used to contribute regularly to another well-known relief entity, but when I investigated them on Charity Navigator and Charity Watch, “All Hands and Hearts” outranked my former choice in every category. Thanks for all you do!” – Monthly donor
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