Category Archives: Relief and Aid

October 24 – 30, 2016

She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.
—Proverbs 31:20

Priorities for Prayer

Monday, October 24

Praise God that He cares so much for those in need—the poor, orphans, widows, the infirmed. May we become like the virtuous woman spoken of in Proverbs 31 who reaches out to the poor and needy.

Tuesday, […]

Haiti Update, October 18

MAF Sends Additional Aircraft and Crew to Haiti,  Installs Satellite Communication System to Aid Relief Efforts

An MAF KODIAK aircraft arrived at Port-au-Prince on Oct. 15.

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has deployed a fourth airplane and three additional staff to Haiti to join its team conducting relief flights following Hurricane Matthew. The KODIAK airplane, […]

MAF and ADSE Assessing Needs Following Ecuador Earthquake

SHELL, Ecuador — April 17, 2016 — Alas de Socorro del Ecuador (ADSE), the MAF affiliate organization based in Shell, Ecuador, is assessing needs and ready to respond following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred Saturday, April 16, on Ecuador’s coast.

On Sunday, an ADSE medevac flight carried two children to medical care. According to David […]

A Chance Meeting

Airport meeting gives insight into what British Charity CAN is doing in Nepal

Doug Scott, CBE, made the first British ascent of [the south-west face of] Everest in 1975, and since then has wanted to help the mountain people of Nepal.  He founded UK based charity, Community Action Nepal (CAN).  Since CAN started operation in 1994 […]

Nepal Update, August 13, 2015

Here are also some short stories demonstrating the difference the helicopter facility is making:

Lakpa and Sanatan, Nepali Volunteers

Lakpa and Sanatan survived the Nepal earthquake intact in Kathmandu, but felt desperate to help their fellow countrymen who were suffering. Through friends and a Facebook plea for volunteers, they and many others began contacting their foreign friends […]

GATR Ball

How an inflatable can impact a disaster response effort

It looks like an eight-foot beach ball. But when a disaster strikes—like an earthquake or typhoon— this inflatable device is much handier than its simpler cousin.

In fact, it can be a game changer.

When a major disaster occurs, like Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines or the 2010 Haiti […]