Forward Edge specializes in Phase II disaster-relief work, long after the first responders have gone. We focus on the long-term rebuilding effort for those unable to rebuild on their own.
Since 1992, more than 4,500 Forward Edge volunteers have come to the aid of more than 31,000 disaster victims in the U.S. and abroad.
Here are ways you can help:
Hurricane Matthew Relief – Cuba & Haiti
Category 4 Hurricane Matthew struck southwestern Haiti on October 4th, 2016, killing more than 1,000 people and severely damaged more than 200,000 homes. It was the most powerful storm to hit Haiti in over 50 years.
The next morning, Matthew hit the eastern tip of Cuba and damaged hundreds of thousands of homes. Please join us in providing relief funds and volunteer support to those devastated by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and Cuba.
Typhoon Haiyan Relief – Philippines
3.8 million were left homeless after the largest storm in recorded history—Typhoon Haiyan—hit the Philippines in November, 2013. Forward Edge disaster-relief teams were able to provide much needed aid and spiritual care during the time of rebuilding after this tragic storm.
Flood Relief – Pinch, West Virginia
On June 23rd, a series of storms through West Virginia caused 23 deaths and massive flooding, a 1,000 year event for the region. In this mountainous area, less than 2% of local victims had flood insurance, leaving thousands of people without the means to rebuild. Forward Edge volunteers to Pinch get to help West Virginians rebuild their homes and lives.
Katrina Relief – New Orleans, LA
Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, more than 3,000 Forward Edge volunteers helped thousands of Katrina survivors return to their homes and places of worship.