Disaster Relief | Servants Aid | Relief Services
Growing up in the midwest, Servants Aid’s Director, Paul Patrick, is no stranger to disaster relief. Tornadoes regularly touched down near his home every year. When he was in the 7th grade, after a lengthy tornado drill, school was let out and he started to ride his BMX bike home.
However, the tornado turned around and headed back towards the school and Paul’s direction. The wind kicked up debris, including fireplace size logs and tossed them into his path. He was hit by smaller sticks and debris across his face and his best friend was thrown from his bike, but they made it home safely. In that tornado, people lost homes, garages and other possessions.
It wasn’t until 2004 that the Holy Spirit pressed upon Paul to purposely, with a plan, help others in disaster situations. The tsunami that destroyed SE Asia inspired him to give aid to those in need. As he studied relief organizations and NGO’s, Paul ended up training with respected Swiss NGO, MedAir, in 2008. Servants Aid was founded a few weeks after he returned from relief training in Switzerland.
Two years after Paul trained with MedAir, the Haiti earthquake struck in 2010. Servants Aid joined two Christian missions organizations, Score Domestic and Score International for three weeks to assist in disaster relief aid in February 2010.
Servants Aid returned to Haiti, 3 more times over the next couple of years to assist other ministries in relief work, discipleship training, pastoral training and leading missions trips.
How Does Servants Aid Help in Relief Situations
If your region is destroyed by a natural disaster, Servants Aid can help in a few ways:
- We will attempt to assemble a team & travel to you in order to assist in your community’s rebuilding phase.
- The documenting of your situation can show your supporters of the needs that you or your community needs. This is important because most people back home have an “out of sight out of mind” mentality. By creating a short documentary of the damage and telling the stories of your neighbors, you can help restore your neighborhood.
- Servants Aid will attempt to network other believers, churches and ministries here in the States to partner with you in your time of need.
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