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RECOVERY,
RESILIANCE,
HOPE

We are always looking for people to volunteer their time, supplies and money towards the a cause that everyone can get behind. Helping humans recover from the trauma of natural disasters. 

Every donation counts and is critical to the recovery of these victims.

USDR IS CURRENTLY TAKING DONATIONS TO BUY TOYS TO GIVE TO FAMILIES THAT HAVE LOST EVERYTHING DUE TO THE RECENT TORNADOS. CLICK THE ‘DONATE NOW’ BUTTON ABOVE TO GIVE YOUR SUPPORT NOW.

 

Our cause

We know we can't do this without you and your generous donations.

Disasters are impacting our neighbors with increased frequency and intensity. Victims will languish for years trying to overcome the losses and trauma they’ve suffered.  Whether through natural disaster or personal crisis, many members of our community have struggled to overcome great adversity and have come out on the other side as stronger, more effective people, capable of amazing acts of kindness.

With emphasis on community involvement & fostering a therapeutic environment of compassion and giving, United Survivors Disaster Relief harnesses a long untapped resource in our community: those who have been there and learned not just to survive, but to flourish by using their strength to help others find their way home.

United Survivors Disaster Relief is a 501(c)(3) charity focused on empowering disaster survivors to find healing in delivering aid & comfort to victims of subsequent disasters.

 

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Yes, we raise funds, collect and deliver supplies to disaster zones, but our mission is about more than just clearing debris or handing a bag of food to a bewildered victim. Those trying to cope with the great loss that accompanies disaster need more than just material aid. The comfort that comes from knowing that you’re not alone, a hug and some words of encouragement or advice from someone who has actually been through it, can make all the difference in the world.

BEING A POSITIVE FORCE FOR HUMANITY

It is our belief that using the experience & wisdom accumulated from surviving such an event to bring hope and comfort to those currently experiencing disaster is the best way to turn such a destructive cycle into a positive force for change in the World. One community at a time. Work with us.

THE STORM AFTER THE STORM

For many people, experiencing a natural disaster is a life-changing event. Many will suffer from the effects of such trauma for the rest of their lives. Issues such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, financial hardship, and a general sense of powerlessness combine to create the devastating after-effects of what is known as “The Storm After the Storm“.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

We are always looking for people to volunteer their time, supplies and money towards the a cause that everyone can get behind. Helping humans recover from the trauma of natural disasters. 

Survivor Stories

“The mental health aspect, for me, is really rough lately. I feel like I’m constantly in a daze. That, or I’m so mad just all the time. I have no idea where to put my emotions, and I feel like I have become a terrible mom because of it. There are so many levels to this destruction that no one could have predicted, and I feel completely out of control lately. I’m constantly scared, more anxious than I was before the storm, depressed, and worried. Please tell me I’m not alone here.”

-Hurricane Michael

I am not OK. I’m mad. A storm came and took my life. I don’t have MY home anymore, I don’t have any friends outside of work, I’m tired, heartbroken, and miserable. I’m alive but my life was taken.”

-Disaster Survivor

“Yes, food and supplies were important, but what I really needed at that moment was someone to hug me and tell me it was going to be all right.  Someone who knew from experience that it was possible to lift myself up from the darkest moment of my life & move forward.”

-HURRICANE SANDY