For some, “disaster relief” and “humanitarian aid” might conjure images of helicopters swooping in to scoop up victims of Hurricane Katrina.
We’re not that. We do enter in to communities impacted by natural and manmade crises, but we stay in, fostering long-term sustainable development. Using an integrated community engagement approach to relief, we invite local communities to define their own most critical needs and priorities. We know that real change is effected in the rebuilding of human capital and in the capacity for communities to work together. That’s church.