Hope In Action

Disaster Relief Responses

Beginning disaster relief response in 1985, Bev Gibson and Vessels of Mercy International, Inc. has provided relief to millions of victims locally, nationally and internationally.

Response areas include:

2013:

Moore, Oklahoma Tornado Relief

2012:

Brigantine, NJ-Hurricane Sandy

2011:

* Haiti Earthquake Relief
* Japan Earthquake Relief
* Virginia Hurricane Irene
* Joplin, Missouri Tornado relief

2010:

* Flood Relief  in Pakistan
* Flood Relief in Nashville and Clarksville, Tennessee
* Tornado Relief in Norman, Oklahoma
* Tornado Relief in Jackson, Mississippi
* Haiti Earthquake Relief

2009:

* Earthquake relief in Central America/Honduras
* Flood relief in Norfolk, Virginia
* Flood relief in Gilbert, West Virginia

2008:

* Cyclone Relief-Myanmar(Burma), Southeast Asia
* Tornado Relief-Suffolk, Virginia
* Flood Relief in the Midwest (Indiana and Iowa)
* Refugee Relief in Sudan
* Refugee Assistance during the post-election war in Kenya

2007:

* Tornado Relief, Americus, GA
* Gulf Coast, Relief, Recovery & Rebuilding-New Orleans
* Earthquake Relief–Pisco, Peru
* Hurricane Dean Relief—Chetumal, Mexico
* Refugee Relief in Sudan

2006:

* Gulf Coast Relief, Recovery & Rebuilding
* Tsunami Relief & Rebuilding
* Sudan Famine Relief

2005:

* Hurricane Katrina—Gulf Coast
* Earthquake Relief—Pakistan
* Niger. West Africa Famine Relief
* Sudan Famine Relief
* Tsunami Relief—South Asia

2004:

* Earthquake -Bam, Iran  ( medical supplies)
* Hurricane Charley-Punta Gorda, Florida
* Hurricane Gaston-Virginia
* Hurricane Jeanne- Haiti

2003:

* Hurricane Isabel-Virginia
* Assisted the Iraqi people with relief supplies

2002:

* Flooding in West Virginia
* Tornado’s in  Wartburg –Tennessee
* Southeastern African famine victims–Sudan

2001:

* Flooding in West Virginia
* Hurricane & Flooding in Texas
* 9/11 New York City and Pentagon—terrorist attacks

2000:

* Relief after the Monsoons/Flooding in Mozambique

1999:

* Earthquake in Turkey
* Refugees fleeing war in Kosovo
* Hurricane Floyd –Virginia, West Virginia & North Carolina

1998:

* Hurricane Mitch —Honduras

1997:

* Flooding in West Virginia
* Tornado in North Carolina

1996:

* Hurricane Opal

1994:

* Assisted Refugees fleeing ethnic cleansing in Rwanda

1992:

* Hurricane Andrew in Florida

1991:

* Typhoon in Bangladesh
* Relief to the victims of war in Cambodia

1987:

* Famine Relief in Ethiopia and Somalia

1985:

* Relief to the Refugees in Thailand, Cambodia