World Renew’s Disaster Response Services (DRS) is readying volunteers and equipment to respond to Dorian as it slowly moves towards the East Coast of the U.S. as a Category 2 hurricane

“We are lining up our rapid response volunteers to help with clean-up should the need arise,” said World Renew DRS Director Bob Laarman. “We are also in touch with our contacts all along the East Coast to let them know that we are praying for them and available to help after the storm.”

The storm made a direct hit on the northern Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane, where the destruction and lives lost are still becoming known. World Renew will support those dealing with catastrophic damage to their homes and the environment in the Bahamas and East Coast of the U.S. 

World Renew’s DRS staff and volunteers are coordinating with community leaders, government agencies, and other voluntary organizations to begin a recovery plan to assist those who are affected by Dorian. 

Your financial donations to World Renew will support people affected by Dorian in the Bahamas, East Coast communities, and other fall hurricanes in 2019. Click on the donate link above to give.


World Renew is a Christian non-profit organization with a disaster response program that assists communities in the U.S. and Canada as they recover from a flood, fire, tornado, or hurricane.

World Renew DRS reaches out with the hope of Christ to people in need of material, emotional, and spiritual help after a disaster like Dorian.

With few staff and 3,000 hardworking volunteers, World Renew DRS offers free services those who need help to recover from a disaster because of financial, personal, or physical constraints. Services include disaster clean up and debris removal, needs assessment surveys, construction estimating, home rebuilding, and capacity building.

World Renew DRS specializes in helping homeowners repair and rebuild their damaged homes, assessing survivor’s needs, and building community leaders’ skills in managing their own recovery. As officials provide access to communities that have been and will be affected by Dorian, World Renew will solidify plans for the most appropriate response, sometimes through several years of reconstruction and home rebuilding.

World Renew is currently at work in the Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael in 2018 and in Everglades City after Hurricane Irma in 2017, in addition to responses in the last two years to hurricanes Harvey (Texas), Florence (the Carolinas), and Maria (Puerto Rico).

Dorian threw a glancing blow at the Caribbean islands last week, thankfully missing storm-weary Puerto Rico, where there were power outages and flooding, but no injuries or major damage reported.

Please keep all those who are being affected by Dorian in your prayers and consider how you can help World Renew DRS respond.

For a list of current World Renew DRS responses in the U.S. and Canada, go to 


What can you do:


If you would like to volunteer for to help in the East Coast or elsewhere, please click here to submit your availability, contact Chris Gibson at 800-848-5818, or email [email protected].


Will you make a financial donation to support homeowners who need help to recover from Dorian and other hurricanes this fall?

-Please consider taking a church offering for World Renew DRS Hurricane 2019

-To support World Renew DRS in responding to needs of people affected by Hurricane Dorian, click on the button beside the headline on this page to give online. You may also mail a check/cheque, marked “Hurricanes 2019” to: –

World Renew US
1700 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508


World Renew Canada
3475 Mainway
Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8


Join us in praying for comfort and direction for those whose lives are being turned upside down by Dorian and other hurricanes this fall.

Pray for volunteers to come forward to help clean up homes and minister to people who are in need of comfort and hope



Body photo credit: People watch the high surf from the boardwalk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, in advance of the potential arrival of Hurricane Dorian, in Vero Beach, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Dorian is currently a category 5 hurricane and is moving slowly through the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Header photo credit: National Hurricane Centre and Central Pacific Hurricane Centre