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 Events

Eight Days of Hope is responding to the devastation caused by a deadly tornado outbreak across Mississippi. We are in prayer for those impacted by this tragedy.

Our leadership team is assessing and finalizing the details. We plan to announce how you can get involved on Sunday, March 26.

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 47 disasters with our Rapid Response arm alone.

Loving and Serving in Amory, MS

Past efforts

Amory, MS - Rapid Response

Amory, MS
March 28-April 8, 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.

Ft. Myers, FL - Rapid Response

Ft. Myers, FL
October 31-November 12, 2022
Hurricane Ian made landfall as a category 4 storm, destroying much of the Florida coast.

Sarasota, FL - Rapid Response

Sarasota, FL
October 5-29, 2022
Hurricane Ian made landfall as a category 4 storm, destroying much of the Florida coast.
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Volunteers needed

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To date, we’ve had roughly 50,000 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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