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.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Active Rapid Response Events

Join us today to love and serve those in need through our Rapid Response Ministry. Click below to volunteer now!

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.
      • We will go anywhere in the contiguous 48 states to clean debris, tarp roofs, gut water-damaged homes, and salvage personal property — all in an effort to preserve the livelihood of families and communities.
      • 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 38 disasters with our Rapid Response arm alone.

Hurricane Laura “Today, I have Hope”

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To date, we’ve had over 42,000 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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We couldn’t do what we do without you. With your support, we have felt the glow of thousands of smiles from those touched by the love and hope of Jesus. Your financial generosity keeps us going so we can keep serving His people. Thank you.

Past efforts

Northshore, LA - Rapid Response

Northshore, LA
September 4-25, 2021
Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane.

Waverly, TN - Rapid Response

Waverly, TN
August 27-September 11, 2021
Deadly flooding impacted over 200 homes in rural Tennessee.

Lake Charles, LA - Rapid Response

Lake Charles, LA
May 27-June 12, 2021
Devastating flooding impact many in LA after the fourth major disaster in one year.

Calhoun County, AL - Rapid Response

Calhoun County, AL
March 30-April 10, 2021
Responding to a powerful tornado in North Alabama.