Our Rapid Response Ministry

When disaster strikes, decisions have to be made and actions are needed within just hours. These decisions and actions affect communities for years to come. Our goal is to get boots on the ground within 72 hours of a disaster to bring hope back to the hearts of the community and spread Christ’s love through every helping hand.

But when a tornado hit Tupelo, Mississippi — the hometown of Eight Days of Hope — local leaders saw firsthand the need for ministry immediately after a disaster strikes. We were inspired to take action. That’s how our Rapid Response Ministry was born – taking broken communities and planting hope in thousands of lives.


Rapid Response 

Eight Days of Hope is responding to the storm damage left behind by an EF-2 tornado in Slidell, LA. We are sending our HEAVY team of skilled chainsaw operators, bobcats, and lifts to help remove the intense tree damage, clear debris, and tarp roofs.


Rapid Responses, Long–Lasting Impact

      • Our goal is to show the hope and love of Jesus Christ to disaster victims between 48 and 72 hours after a disaster strikes anywhere in the contiguous 48 states.
      • We have two types of responses. The first brings hundreds of volunteers to large disaster areas to clean debris, tarp roofs, gut water-damaged homes, and salvage personal property for up to 14 days.  The second brings 8 skilled heavy equipment operators and tree cutters to smaller disasters to help with tree removal and debris clean-up for up to 8 days.
      • We reach out to homeowners, community leaders, and other disaster relief organizations to spread hope, build relationships, and build bonds that help us work together.
      • To date, EDOH has responded to 53 disasters with our Rapid Response arm alone.

Faith in Action – Clarksville, TN

Past efforts

Clarksville, TN - Rapid Response

Clarksville, TN
December 12-16, 2023
An outbreak of over 13 tornadoes devastated the Middle TN community just days before Christmas!

Perry, FL - Rapid Response

Perry, FL
September 3-17, 2023
Hurricane Idalia left thousands in need of hope and help in Northwest Florida.

Amory, MS - Rapid Response

Amory, MS
March 28-April 15, 2023
Amory experienced the devastation of a deadly tornado outbreak.

Selma, AL - Rapid Response

Selma, AL
January 19-February 4, 2023
A deadly tornado left Selma in need of hope.
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Volunteers needed

Become a Volunteer

To date, we’ve had roughly 55,000 volunteers come from across the globe to spread God’s joy and serve His people. If you have a willing heart, regardless of age or skill level, click below to join the Eight Days of Hope family today!

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