Past Initiatives

2020 | Covid-19 Immediate Food Response & PPE
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Covid Relief
Homes Served

2,292

People Served

4,954


Volunteer Hours

7,353

Total Cost

$120k+

Our local V.O.A.D. members developed an immediate food response effort to serve our local region of Shasta and Tehama County. With many organizations playing a critical role in this response, Bethel was able to facilitate the packing center of this initiative as well as driving and delivery routing coordination. Through community agencies working together on this response, almost 2,300 households received food packages, assisting just under 5,000 individuals. Simultaneously, in response to our city’s shortage of personal protective equipment, BGR established a trained team to create face shields and masks critically needed by businesses and our local health service providers. Through this initiative, 1,500 masks and shields were given out to business and agencies that direly needed them to continue to function. In addition, BGR managed and facilitated the donation of over 4,800 items of PPE on behalf of the Shasta County Health Department.

2020 | Carr Fire Long-Term Community Recovery Team
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Homes Assisted

39

People Served

122


Volunteer Hours

200+

Total Given

$215k

Bethel Global Response continues to stay engaged with our own city’s long-term Carr Fire recovery process. Local organizations have partnered together after the initial response phase to form a long-term recovery branch of V.O.A.D. called the NorCal Community Recovery Team. Our staff are actively involved in the regular processes of this recovery team that empower survivors to access resources available for recovery and find solutions when there are none. Currently, the NorCalCRT is in the process of assisting 39 families with their home replacement needs that otherwise had little to no options, with Bethel Global Response continuing to be a contributing member to each of these rebuilding efforts.

2019 | Hurricane Idai Response - Mozambique
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Mozambique
Homes Served

400

Families Fed

4,773


People Served

22,600

Total Cost

$10k

Bethel Global Response arrived on the ground in Mozambique before the worst event in the southern hemisphere hit. We were actively responding the day after through partnerships with local organizations and churches, emergency feeding over 20,000 individuals and emergency roofing over 400 homes. A church network was mobilized to assist in the assessment phase as well as participating in the initial response. Consultancy and training was done for multiple organizations during our teams time on the ground. Additionally, chainsaw work was done removing trees from people's homes. BGR’s heart was to return and eight months later we went back establishing long-term intervention through education and production of water filtration systems.

2018 | Carr Fire Immediate Response
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Carr Fire
Homes Served

126

Volunteer Hours

20,000+


People Served

6,300+

Total Cost

$960k

Bethel Global Response opened the doors of the local church immediately after the Carr Fire and orchestrated a distribution center in which over 20,000 volunteer hours facilitated 6,300 guests receiving essential items and hot meals. Ashout teams were trained and sifted through 126 burnt home’s debris finding precious items critical to homeowners internal recovery process and healing. Every homeowner that lost their home in the fire received a gift from Bethel of $1,000 to help purchase immediate necessities like clothing, toiletries, hotels or safety deposits for rent. BGR continues to serve our community as the recovery and rebuilding are a long-term effort.

2018 | Hurricane Michael Response
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Hurricane Michael
Homes Served

16

People Served

1,500

Total Cost

$20k+

Striking land as a Category 5 storm, hurricane Michael left a swath of destruction across Florida. A team of nine BGR responders went and assisted in standing up a distribution center at a local church in the area to serve its neighbors most in need, serving meals and making essential living items available. Our team served homeowners through muckouts (removing all water touched interior items from a home) and roof repair through tarping immediately after the disaster hit.

2017 | Hurricane Harvey Response
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Hurricane Harvey
Homes Served

38

People Served

152

Total Cost

$37k+

Hurricane Harvey