Christ In Action has been responding to disasters since 1998 (for more on our history click here). CIA deploys volunteers to communities across America--to large-scale, multi-state disasters like Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy, and to smaller communities like Thibadaux, LA after Hurricane Gustav and Quinton, VA after late tornadoes went through. CIA has a wide range of ever-increasing capabilities to respond to a natural or man-made disaster. Depending on our assessment and the needs of a specific disaster site we can offer any combination of the following services:
• Serving up to 15,000 meals a day
• 20,000 sq. ft. of covered warehouse space
• Chainsaws to clear fallen trees
• Skid Steers to remove debris
• Excavators for demolition
• Crews to help muck out houses
• 800 Hot showers per day
• Portable toilet unit
• Refrigeration unit
• Commercial portable generators
• 6,000 gallon potable water tanker
• Internet cafe for survivors and responders
• CIA chaplains to minister to the Spiritual and emotional needs of survivors.
If you have questions about deploying with CIA to do Disaster Relief you can check out our Disaster FAQ page, or watch our Deployment 101 video. To be notified when we are assessing or deploying make sure you register as a volunteer to receive emails and follow us on our social media, this is the best way to stay informed. Want to see some of what we've done, who we've helped and where we've been? Check out our vimeo channel! Wondering how we decide when and where to deploy? Check out our Deployment SOP to see some of the criteria we use.