Help People Rebuild Their Homes and Lives
Forward Edge has a rich history of Phase II disaster-recovery work, assisting disaster victims long after first responders have left. We focus on the long-term recovery effort for the most vulnerable – widows, elderly, single moms, low-income families, and others 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.
Internationally, we limit our disaster-recovery work to locations where we have ongoing programs. In the event of a significant disaster in one of these locations, Forward Edge will mobilize volunteers and raise funds to assist those affected. Domestically, we mobilize volunteers and raise funds in response to major disasters that receive significant and sustained national media coverage.
You can help those in need after a major disaster through our disaster recovery fund.Disaster Recovery Fund
On the morning of September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico. It was the largest hurricane to make landfall in the U.S.
Territory in 80 years, leaving the entire island without electricity and whole communities destroyed. Local authorities are saying it will take decades to rebuild. Thousands of Puerto Ricans are still living without electricity, safe water or reliable sources of food. More than 200,000 Puerto Ricans have fled the island since Maria struck to stay with friends and family on the mainland, but are anxious to return.
Forward Edge is working alongside the local church to help families rebuild their homes and lives. These families need hope and you can provide it.