I am a trained and certified Disaster Relief Missionary with Crisis Response International. Information about the organization is below. If your heart desires to help others in times of crisis then you should consider training with CRI. You can check out their training schedule here or click the link below to read the About us page on their website.
Crisis Response International (CRI) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that resources, trains and mobilizes volunteers, churches and other organizations to respond to disasters and other compassion initiatives in the United States and world-wide. CRI is creating a culture of responders to reach the harvest in crisis in our immediate neighborhoods through local outreach and home groups and through national and international deployments.
CRI provides a model and framework for responding to disaster situations and delivering resources to areas that would otherwise be off-limits to volunteers. Our procedures and training avoid what the government calls “the second disaster”, when spontaneous resources and untrained volunteers arrive on scene.
CRI is a disaster relief organization that integrates into local, state and federal response efforts through our relationships with both community, state and federal level volunteer organizations active in disaster. In the event of a disaster, CRI can assimilate into the Incident Command System (ICS) according to the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Working from an established field command post alongside other various organizations, CRI manages operations, resources and personnel to carry out various tasks and services. Operations vary upon the size and scope of the disaster. CRI not only focuses on training and equipping volunteers for disaster situations, but it also conducts on-going efforts to help lower-income communities around the world.
CRI exists in order to get people involved in crisis situations and to quickly mobilize Crisis Response Units to collaborate efforts with federal, state and local authorities.
“Our vision is to train an army of end time prophetic, mercy missionaries, mobilized in the spirit of night and day prayer, releasing great demonstrations of power, reaching the harvest in crisis and rebuilding cities on the Kingdom of God.”