disaster relief

helping those who need it the most.

Through Habitat’s Disaster Response, and with the help of volunteers and donors like you, we are able to provide shelter assistance, education, training and partnerships to the affected individuals who find themselves in unthinkable situations.

When a disaster strikes, the loss of a home can leave you at your most vulnerable. Habitat works to rebuild communities in these circumstances, moving them from ruin to recovery.

Response is focused in several ways:

Housing needs arising from natural disasters and emergency conflicts, including sustainable shelter and housing solutions.

  • Education, training and partnership solutions to those in need of our relief services.
  • Expertise in technical information, program design and implementation, and disaster response policies, protocols and procedures.
  • Preventative support and information for disaster-prone areas.
  • Year-round preparedness efforts to ensure we are ready when something happens.

The most basic needs become both scarce and dire in the event of an emergency: health, water, shelter, sanitation, livelihoods, safety and education, among others. We believe that safe, reliable shelter provides the foundation from which all of these things can begin to reemerge during the relief and rebuilding process.

For more information on Habitat Disaster Relief, visit Habitat for Humanity International’s website.