We respond to natural or manmade disasters or poverty by working through a local church or sometimes through a faith based organization. World Compassion Network assists a local church in reaching out to victims in their community by providing experience, equipment, and relief supplies. We have responded to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, famine, earthquakes and tsunamis, and war on the continents of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Recent relief projects
Hurricane Florence was a powerful and slow moving hurricane that caused catastrophic damage in the Carolinas in September 2018 primarily as a result of freshwater flooding. Florence dropped a maximum total of 35.93 inches of rain, and coupled with a large storm surge widespread flooding resulted. The WCN team delivered 10,000 lbs of relief supplies to the suffering in North and South Carolina. The team unloaded the relief supplies at Christ Central Ministries in Columbia, South Carolina. Area churches were able to pick up supplies to distribute as needed in their local areas. We also connected with Crossroads Alliance and Ministries to help deliver some loads out of a staging area in Florence SC. Relief supplies from WCN included non-perishable food, hygiene products, flood bucket clean up kits, and miscellaneous cleaning supplies.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 17, 2017 devastating Houston and many surrounding communities in Texas. An estimated 27 trillion gallons of water fell during the hurricane and is looking to be the most expensive in U.S. history, surpassing Hurricane Katrina at nearly $200 billion in damage. World Compassion Network worked with several churches and agencies to bring aid to victims of this disaster. Over the course of 2 months, we sent 175,000 lbs. of relief items that reached thousands of victims and families in Houston and surrounding communities. We were able to support and strengthen several churches that are now the body of support to these communities.
On September 10, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the Virgin & Caribbean islands before entering into Florida and other eastern Atlantic states. At one point, it was the strongest recorded Atlantic Hurricane while traveling outside the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, but weakened into a Category 3 as it made its way into the Florida mainland. World Compassion Network worked with several churches in the Jacksonville area to distribute roughly 40,000 lbs. of relief supplies to communities all over Florida.
Hurricane Maria pummeled through Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017 as a category 4 storm. It completely destroyed the power infrastructure, several hundred homes, and left its citizens struggling to find clean drinking water and access to electricity. Several months after the Hurricane, Puerto Rico is still %50 without power and struggling to rebuild after the devastating storm. World Compassion Network, with our partners Crossroads Alliance, of Ocala Florida, sent three sea containers of 100,000 lbs. of relief supplies to help aid victims in the area of San Juan and surrounding communities.
In March of 2014, the Russian Parliament agreed to the annexation and invasion of the Southern Ukraine’s Crimea following several months of protest between Ukrainian and Pro-Russian loyalists. Since the annexation there has been constant conflict along the eastern border of Ukraine and Russia, trapping communities and families in the warzones for several years. World Compassion Network has been involved for several years now to help bring relief to these families. In August of 2015, we sent a container of 272,000 fortified rice meals, helped fill a container of clothing in June of 2017, and just recently helped provide clean water systems and relief supplies to over 2,200 prison inmates that are trapped in these conflict zones. We are consistently monitoring the conflict in these areas, and working with our partners to continue bring aid to these victims.
Ecuador Earthquake, 2016
Hurricane Matthew, North Carolina, 2016
Flooding - Eureka, Missouri, 2016
Earthquake, Nepal, 2015
Syrian Refugee Crisis, Germany, 2015
Howell Hill Tornado, Tennessee, 2014
Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines, 2013
Moore, Oklahoma Tornadoes, 2013