The devastation to the physical land surrounding the Redding area was enormous in the wake of the Carr Fire. There were hundreds of uninsured or underinsured homeowners who lost their homes in the fire leaving many people with doubts about the possibility of rebuilding. A portion of that cost involves the removal of the damaged and burnt vegetation surrounding their home build site, required by law for safety reasons. This cost can range from $8,000-$100,000 depending on the property without many options available. BGR created a program to help with this largely unmet need in our community after disaster struck. Finishing on schedule, BGR has completed every request by Carr Fire homeowners, almost 140 in total, clearing the defensible space around their build site resulting in over $4.5 million dollars of in kind value going directly to our recovering neighbors for free.
Bethel Global Response oversees a team of over 1,000 people who are trained to respond to disasters. While carrying the atmosphere of heaven, we tangibly display the love of Jesus by meeting physical needs through ash outs, relief and recovery training, food distribution, and more. We meet people in moments of crisis with hope and love. Through these divine opportunities, we see life restored and people beginning to dream again.
February 16, 2023
The world is still reeling from the devastation and loss of life in Eastern Turkey and Northern Syria. A 7.8 earthquake occurred early in the morning on Monday, February 6, 2023. Bethel Global Response began their work on the ground 48 hours later.
October 20, 2022
Bethel Global Response was invited to re-engage in Carr Fire long-term recovery by the Community Foundation of the North State through forestry recovery and mitigation, and gladly accepted their invitation.
October 13, 2022
In response to an invitation to provide assistance to our nation's southern border, Bethel Global Response has plugged into a migrant base that God is using to bless the nations and equip believers for His name.