On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in the eastern territory of Donbas. Life has been turned upside down for the 44 million Ukrainians in the days that have passed. With a constant threat of gunfire, explosions, and missiles, Ukrainians are fleeing the place they call home. Over a million people have already left, and millions more will be displaced by this war.
Foursquare Disaster Relief is working closely with its European Foursquare churches and FMI workers to respond swiftly to Russia’s was against Ukraine by providing food and life-saving essentials.
February 1, 2021
The ongoing military coup in Myanmar, paired with the ravages of a global pandemic, has left its people in dire need. Through partnership with 100 local Foursquare Churches, Foursquare Disaster Relief continues to provide food, such as fish, veggies, pasta and rice, to help the people hiding in their homes and the jungle.
August 26, 2021
Hurricane Ida made landfall on the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 hurricane and continued northwest, leaving New Orleans without power and communities flooded and with significant wind damage. Foursquare Disaster Relief immediately mobilized a response through our incredible Louisiana Foursquare churches.
September 9, 2021
Life is grim in Afghanistan as the Taliban reasserts control. Despite their public commitment to remain moderate, we see signs of returning to historic hard-line rule. Many people within the country now find themselves in danger: women, Christians, and anyone who may have aided a foreign power during the occupation. We are working closely with our Foursquare churches in Albania and Turkey to help refugees who left their country with only the clothes on their backs.
Tonga Earthquake & Tsunami
On January 15, Tonga had one of the strongest volcanic eruptions on record for the last 140 years. This caused tsunami waves and pressure waves for 6 days following the eruption. As a result, ash and sulfur has spread throughout the island causing massive issues for crops and loss of food for this harvest. Additionally, many individuals weren't able to work and had lost their crops.
FDR was able to step in, with partnership alongside our Foursquare churches in Tonga, to provide food boxes to families who were impacted by the volcano. Movement has been hard due to COVID-19 restrictions, but the boxes of food has helped sustain families with COVID-19 challenges and impacts from the volcano.
People have been ministered to and are seeing Jesus' love and compassion because of the assistance being given.
South Sudan has been in civil war since its independence as a new nation in 2011. Since then the violence has continued displacing millions and causing major roadblocks with the nation's development. This has made it almost impossible for many to work, create businesses, and develop as a new nation. In addition to this, drought and crop loss have devastated communities who are always on the move. Currently, over 8 million South Sudanese are in need of humanitarian aid including many children.
FDR has been assisting and providing aid to refugees in South Sudan and Uganda with for over 5 years. Much of our help is focused on food security for families with no regular source of food available to them.
Recently, we have partnered with our churches to provide seed to help families begin to develop their land and create a sustainable food source. Pray with us for safety for these families and that they would not be impacted by fighting and drought.
On March 7, a F4 tornado hit Winterset, Iowa devastating over 70 miles of the state.
Along with our Winterset Foursquare Church, FDR stepped in to help the community. FDR responders from around the country were sent to support the relief needs with debris cleanup, distribution, church and home cleanup, and providing spiritual and emotional care for people impacted by the tornado.