Disaster Relief and Domestic Mission Trips
Natural and man-made disasters require relief efforts. According to the Council on Foreign Relations, the president declares a natural disaster nearly every week in the United States. In the aftermath of emergencies, GoServ Global supports local communities with domestic mission trips and Christ centered disaster response efforts.
GoServ Global’s disaster response teams provide immediate assistance, equipment, resources, and hope after a natural disaster. We also train disaster relief volunteers and support domestic mission trips for neglected towns, neighborhoods, and families across the Midwest.
We work with local churches and faith-based organizations to find local families with the greatest need. Our mission is to be the hands and feet of Christ by providing shelter and a stable home while sharing the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.
Disaster Response Efforts
Derecho Disaster Relief
GoServ Global’s Domestic Disaster Relief Team working in Huxley, Iowa, after the derecho caused widespread damage across the state that affected thousands of people.
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If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Dennis Anderson at (712) 887-0862.
Flooding Disaster Relief
GoServ Global’s Domestic Disaster Relief Team spent months managing volunteers in Hamburg, Iowa after sever flooding. More than 40 families homes and structures were cleaned up.
Terry Pierson’s home was gutted after the levee broke, and spilled into Hamburg, filling Terry’s house with more than five feet of water.
“When I saw the water coming, I moved my truck to higher ground,” said Pierson, blinking back tears. “By the time I came back to my house, the water was up to my chest. I can never thank GoServ Global and the volunteers enough.”
Read more stories about GoServ Global’s work in Hamburg on our blog.
High Wind and Tornado Disaster Relief
GoServ Global worked with more than 40 families in Iowa who were impacted by flooding or tornadoes. Our domestic disaster relief teams served in Des Moines, Marshalltown, and Albert City after storms hit the areas in 2018.
Disaster relief volunteers gutted basements, carried water-damaged furnishings to the curb, and removed trees that were on top of houses. In Des Moines, volunteers installed drywall for the Rubio family whose house was flooded with four feet of water.
In Marshalltown and Albert City, disaster response teams cleared away trees damaged by tornadoes and high winds. Volunteers also helped and prayed with a couple in their 90s.
GoServ Global partnered with Service International to provide help to the people of Houston, Texas, following Hurricane Harvey. Volunteers assisted individuals like Maria (left), a widow whose house filled with 27 inches of water. Like many others in Houston, Maria doesn’t have flood insurance. GoServ Global volunteers replaced the sheetrock in her home.
Dennis Anderson, Domestic Director
Dennis started with GoServ Global in 2011. In addition to developing and running GoServ Global’s domestic disaster relief ministry, he also leads disaster relief volunteer teams to Haiti and Uganda and heads up GoServ Global’s promotional Safe T Home® events. Dennis raises 100% of his faith-based support.
Barb Meister, Domestic Administrator
Barb started with GoServ Global in 2021 as Domestic Administrator. Barb takes care of the domestic office – writing thank yous, working on grants and fundraising, as well as a variety of other jobs. Barb raises 100% of her salary for GoServ Global.
Join the Emergency Disaster Relief Volunteer List
Volunteers will receive an email notification of domestic disaster relief opportunities and, if able to respond, may come for whatever period of time they can.
Contact Dennis Anderson at (712) 887-0862 or by email to join the list.