Recovery starts with shelter
Having somewhere dry and warm to sleep, to prepare meals and be with your family is vital for starting the long process of rebuilding your life.
Every disaster is different and so is every community, so we spend time with those affected to make sure we can offer the right support at the right time to help them recover. See how we work.
Our teams can travel by boat, helicopter or tuk-tuk to get to the families who need your support - whatever it takes to get to the people who have lost their homes to disaster. See where we are currently working.
Our purpose is to provide emergency shelter to families who have lost their home to disaster, enabling them to rebuild their lives.
We go to hard to reach communities, often those overlooked by others, to provide vulnerable families with a place to call home.
What sets us apart
We put families first
We have a flexible approach and we work with families to understand what they most need to support their own recovery after disaster.
We are focused
We go further
We go to hard to reach communities, often those that are overlooked by others.
We are global
We have a powerful global network of supporters around the world raising vital funds to help us in our mission.
We are official project partners with Rotary International, and Rotarians around the world help us to connect with local communities more quickly when disaster strikes.
What's important to us
We can't do it alone
We are one big international team united in the belief that no family should go without shelter after disaster. We build lasting relationships and are good to each other.
We make a tangible impact
Our purpose is simple and we want to keep it that way. We work in a complex world but we keep focused on making a real difference to peoples lives.
We do the right thing
We strive to do the right thing. People are at the heart of everything we do. We have a responsibility to make the best decisions for the communities we support and listen to and learn from each other.
We plan for tomorrow
We are forward-thinking. We continually seek new ways to tackle the challenges we face, proactively researching new ideas and adapting to changing circumstances.
Because ... disasters don't wait
Disasters don’t wait. So we step up, set priorities and trust our people to get things done. We expect the unexpected and adapt quickly. We plan for tomorrow, do the right thing and work together to make a tangible impact.
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Frequently asked questions
All your questions answered about who we are, how your donation is spent, the cost of our aid items and other general information.
How we spend your money
In 2018, your amazing support helped over 210,000 people around the world who have been affected by natural disaster and conflict.
Climate Change and Natural Disasters
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