While we are huge proponents of development rather than relief, there are times when natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, drought and disease, or human made-disasters (war, genocide, injustice) demand immediate responses on a large scale.
When most people think of giving “aid”, it is typically disaster relief that they have in their mind. In the Haitian earthquake, the ability of the local and national governments to help their own people was either totally destroyed or severely limited due to the scope and scale of the devastation. Fire, police, food, water, medical aid, sanitation – all were virtually non-existent. Without urgent help from outside of Haiti, many more than the quarter of a million persons would have died from starvation, thirst, their wounds, disease or violence. Haiti was just one of many places we have labored to help those who find themselves in urgent need.
JIA is committed to and has teams of people and some level of funding that we maintain to be ready on a moment’s notice to respond to disasters around the world. If you would like to be considered as a possible resource to respond to this type of emergency, you can do so below.
Let us know your name, phone number, email address and your education/skill that you would like to offer. While we cannot guarantee that your skills will match any given need, nor guarantee that you would be chosen to be part of an emergency response team, we will consider your “application”. If you would like to give to help replenish and build our financial capacity to respond to emergencies around the world, you can give here, today.