Many of you have asked how we began our work. I believe the Lord has called me to be a Disaster Relief Consultant. I first felt God’s calling to this work when I was 12 years old during a missionary conference at my local church in Carbondale, Illinois. I had already experienced disaster in my own life. My family’s home burned to the ground when I was six years old, and my father was killed in a work-related accident when I was ten. Friends from our church surrounded us with both physical and spiritual help that allowed us to survive these disasters. I believe God allowed me to experience these heartaches so that I would be more sensitive to the tragedies in the lives of others here and around the world.
Aubrey R. Huskey
1979-80 : We transported 2 airlifts to Zaire carrying medical supplies and equipment, food, planting seed, a tractor for a hydroelectric project and generators.
1983-87 : We transported 16 airlifts to Ethiopia for famine relief. This effort was coordinated with World Relief for the Baptist World Alliance. In addition, we distributed supplies for 46 agencies working in Ethiopia (OXFAM, Norwegian Church Aid, World Vision, Food for the Hungry, Save the Children - United Kingdom.
1989 : We transported disaster relief supplies to the Caribbean in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo. We reached out to thousands of families whose homes were destroyed by the hurricane.
1990 : We transported 3 airlifts of food, medical supplies and blankets to Romania, beginning just one month after Caeucescu was overthrown in the Revolution
2010 : Haiti Earthquake. We transported 2 airlifts of relief supplies in the aftermath of the earthquake, and many ocean containers. We reached out to thousands of families whose homes were destroyed by the earthquake.
2017 : bringing food and emergency supplies to missionaries and school teachers in the Caribbean
2017- Present : We will fly medicine, water filters, food as well as doctors into areas of the Caribbean hit hard by the recent hurricanes.
After Hurricane Hugo, we began including more national relief assistance during the many devastating emergencies the U.S. experienced in recent years.
We were directly involved with emergency relief work:
1992 : in Florida after Hurricane Andrew.
1993 : in cooperation with the Salvation Army and UMCOR in Missouri and Illinois helping with the Midwest Floods.
1994 : in cooperation with the Salvation Army in the Northridge earthquake in Los Angleles.
1996 : in the Northridge Earthquake in North Carolina after Hurricane Fran.
1997 : in Northern California in cooperation with Craftsmen for Christ following flooding in Yuba City/Marysville, California.
2001 : in the national tragedy of 9/11.
2003 : during the West Virginia Flood and the San Diego Firestorm.
2005 : during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
2007 : during the second firestorm in San Diego County.
2008 : Midwest floods.
2011 : Alabama’s Super Tornado devastated the South in a massive storm system and killed at least 337 people across 7 states. We transported many truck loads of emergency relief supplies in the aftermath of the tornadoes.
2012 : Superstorm Sandy. In the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, we shipped two semi-truck loads of emergency supplies. We have “adopted” many families with many more waiting to be adopted.
2017- Present : sending supplies for teachers and school children affected by hurricanes Irma and Harvey as well as household supplies for the families of children affected.
2017- Present : we are sponsoring specific families who have lost everything in the recent disasters, by providing gift cards for food and gas, as well as building materials for rebuilding their homes
Present : Our outreach continues to grow and includes aiding needy Senior Citizens and the needy Cocopah Indians in Arizona.
1998 : Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon
1999 : Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado
2001 : Santana High School in Santee, California
2001 : Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, California
2012 : Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We sent greeting cards with enclosed gift cards to selected grieving families.