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.


Active Rapid Response Events

Eight Days of Hope will be deploying to Eastern Kentucky to serve those impacted by the catastrophic flooding. 

We will serve from August 6th until August 20th. We are praying for each person that reads this and registers to come. This area is desperate for help and most importantly, hope. We are praying that God sends you to be His hands and feet over the coming weeks.





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 44 disasters with our Rapid Response arm alone.

Hurricane Laura “Today, I have Hope”

Past efforts

Mayfield, KY - Rapid Response

Mayfield, KY
December 14, 2021-January 2, 2022
A deadly tornado devastated the town of Mayfield, KY, just days before Christmas-time.

Kenner, LA - Rapid Response

Kenner, LA
October 2-23, 2021
Hurricane Ida devastated the Gulf Coast, leaving many across Louisiana in need of help.

LaPlace, LA - Rapid Response

LaPlace, LA
September 14-26, 2021
God allowed us to provide a warm meal to thousands without power.

Mandeville, LA - Rapid Response

Mandeville, LA
September 4-25, 2021
Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane.
Three volunteers clearing brush
Volunteers needed

Become a Volunteer

To date, we’ve had over 45,000 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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