Hurricane Recovery

The people left vulnerable by this season’s severe hurricanes need our help

At World Relief, our mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable. Many times, that has led us to respond to natural disasters all across the world, aiding in the recovery and rebuilding efforts of vulnerable communities in the U.S. and abroad.

Watching the aftermath of such severe hurricanes unfold this season, we believe the church is called upon in a unique way.

World Relief has established an emergency recovery fund to provide direct financial aid to churches and partners taking part in the rebuilding efforts ahead. We believe that local organizations are uniquely positioned to foster healing and long-term recovery, and are proud to be supporting their work in the affected areas with your help.  

Donate today to support local churches and partners committed to standing with victims every step of the way.

In advance, on behalf of the people affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria — thank you.

Donate to help those recovering and rebuilding after such devastating hurricanes.

Hurricane Maria

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm—the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. commonwealth in more than 80 years. The search for survivors and recovery work began on Thursday, while the storm continued on a path toward the Dominican Republic. The region has been left vulnerable to flash floods and landslides, and the entire island of Puerto Rico is without power—leaving over 3 million people without access to pump water, run fans or light their homes.

The people and churches of Puerto Rico need our help.

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is now one of the strongest and most sustained hurricanes in history, already leveling some islands in the Caribbean and causing destruction across many others. Just two weeks after Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic flooding in the U.S., Hurricane Irma tore a destructive path across the Caribbean, then along the north side of Haiti and eventually made landfall in southern Florida on Sunday, September 10. In the areas impacted, it will likely be months—or even years—before residents can fully recover.

The people and churches of the Caribbean need our help.

Hurricane Harvey

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, TX. It was the first Category 4 hurricane to hit the United States in a decade. Over a period of four days, many areas in South Texas received more than 40 inches of rain. The storm claimed the lives of at least 27 people and floodwaters forced tens of thousands from their homes. It will likely take years for Texas and Louisiana to recover.

The people and churches of Texas and Louisiana need our help.