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DOMESTIC DISASTER RELIEF

DomesticDomestic Disaster Relief provides immediate assistance after a natural disaster, training for volunteers, and opportunities for mission trips targeting the forgotten or neglected towns, neighborhoods, and families. Our mission is to be the hands and feet of Christ by addressing the physical needs of people’s homes as well as sharing the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.

GoServ Global created this branch to address the many disaster and emergency relief needs within our own home front. We work with local churches and faith based organizations to find families with the greatest need and then offer people, equipment, resources, and the hope of Christ.

 

FLOODING, Hamburg, Iowa

GoServ Global’s Domestic Disaster Relief Team has spent the past couple months managing volunteers in Hamburg, Iowa, connecting them to homes that need cleanup. We have gutted more than 25 homes & structures and hauled out loads of debris like drywall, carpet, etc.

GoServ Global helped gut Terry Pierson’s home, a home he has lived in since 1993. When the levee broke, the Missouri River spilled over into Hamburg, filling Terry’s house with more than 5 feet of water.

“When I saw the water coming, I moved my truck to higher ground and by the time I came back to my house, the water was up to my chest,” shared the elderly man, blinking back tears. “I can never thank you and your people enough.”

To read more stories about GoServ Global’s work in Hamburg, visit our blog – https://goservglobal.org/go-serv-blog/.

The next phase will be taking down homes that can’t be salvaged. City officials say there are around 40 homes that will need to be removed! We need YOUR help …

There are two ways you can bring hope to those in need through GoServ Global:

By Volunteering: call Dennis Anderson at 712-887-0862                                                                                                 

By Donating: https://goservglobal.org/give/ & Choose “Domestic Disaster Relief” in the dropdown.

 

 

 

2018 Iowa Disasters

GoServ Global’s Domestic Disaster Relief Teams had a busy summer, serving in Des Moines, Marshalltown, and Albert City after storms hit the areas. GoServ Global worked with more than 40 families right here in Iowa who were impacted by flooding or a tornado. We have gutted basements, carried water-damaged furnishings to the curb, and removed trees that were on top of houses, etc.

In Des Moines we put up drywall for the Rubio family whose house was flooded with four feet of water, amidst numerous other families.

In Marshalltown, GoServ Global spent a lot of time taking down trees damaged in the tornado. One of the highlights during our time there was helping and praying with a couple in their 90’s.

GoServ Global also responded to a storm that swept through Albert City with winds up to 80 mph. Several volunteers spent the day cutting and hauling trees.

 

 

HURRICANE HARVEY, Houston, Texas

GoServ Global partnered with Service International to provide help to the people of Houston following Hurricane Harvey. We are helping people like Maria (left), a widow whose house filled with 27 inches of water. She, like many others, have no flood insurance so GoServ Global came along side her to replace the sheetrock in her home.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fuel

Skid loaders and excavators are essential to disaster cleanup for families in need. $100 for one tank of fuel

 

 

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GoServ Global is in need of a reserve fund so we can be ready for a disaster at a moment’s notice. $5,000

 

 

 Camper with Bunk Room

A used camper with bunk room is needed for disaster sites and promotional events. $10,000

Disaster Relief Events

North Sioux City, SD- flood

North Sioux City, SD- flood follow up

Branson, MO – tornado

Henryville, IN – tornado

Thurman, IA – tornado

Worthington, MN – ice storm

Moore, OK– tornado

Belmond, IA – tornado

Correctionville, IA – tornado

Panora, IA – tornado

Correctionville, IA – tornado follow-up

Wakefield, Neb – tornado

Washington, IL – tornado

Fairdale, IL – tornado

Lake City, IA – tornado

Eagle Grove, IA – 80+mph winds

Houston, TX – Hurricane Harvey

Des Moines, IA – flood

Marshalltown, IA – tornado

Hamburg, IA – flood

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Dennis and Julie Anderson have been the Domestic Directors for GoServ Global since September 2011. In addition to developing and running Domestic GoServ Global, they lead teams to Haiti. Dennis and Julie raise 100% of their faith-based personal support.

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Join the Emergency Disaster Relief Volunteer List:

Volunteers will receive email notification of domestic disaster relief opportunities and if able to respond will come for whatever period of time they can.

Contact
Dennis or Julie Anderson
(712) 887-0862
dennis@goservglobal.org
to join the list.