World Renew has created an International Rapid Response Fund to enable it to respond faster and more frequently to low-profile, smaller disasters.

This fund will meet urgent, immediate needs such as food, water, sanitation & hygiene, temporary shelter, clothing and medicines to help vulnerable families get back on their feet. With this fund in place, World Renew can approve a proposed project budget and transfer funds to existing local, Christian partner organizations “on the ground” right away, within hours even, without having to wait to see how much support can be raised in private donations.

The International Rapid Response Fund will mostly support relatively small and short-term ativities, with budgets of less than $25,000 and a response period of less than one month. When more funds or a longer response time are needed, World Renew will develop a special fundraising campaign, and budget the total response according to how much can be raised.