International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

At IDV we believe that to provide meaningful relief and reconstruction assistance to disaster affected communities around the world we have to do more than reconstruct buildings. We need to understand and address the factors that made a community vulnerable to the disaster in the first place. Our work will be organised with these factors in mind so we can effect change that far outlives our presence.
Nov 25, 2013

This Thanksgiving Argee is thankful for you!

A very happy Thanksgiving to you!
A very happy Thanksgiving to you!

When floods struck Banaba in August 2013, Argee and family were among hundreds who found themselves sheltering for days in an evacuation centre. Their home was damaged, and they lost many of their possessions.

But, thanks to you, we were there to help. Argee and his family evacuated safely thanks to the warning systems you helped fund.  They also had hot meals in the evacuation centre, and received emergency relief once waters receded.  If it hadn’t been for you, they wouldn’t have received the support they needed to survive and recover.

As families around the US gather to give thanks, we wanted to let you know that Argee and hundreds of others like him are thankful for you this year.

We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving from Banaba and our staff at IDV!

Nov 25, 2013

This Thanksgiving Argee is thankful for you!

A very happy Thanksgiving to you!
A very happy Thanksgiving to you!

When floods struck Banaba in August 2013, Argee and family were among hundreds who found themselves sheltering for days in an evacuation centre. Their home was damaged, and they lost many of their possessions.

But, thanks to you, we were there to help. Argee and his family evacuated safely thanks to the warning systems you helped fund.  They also had hot meals in the evacuation centre, and received emergency relief once the waters receded.  If it hadn’t been for you, they wouldn’t have received the support they needed to survive and recover.

As families around the US gather to give thanks, we wanted to let you know that Argee and hundreds of others like him are thankful for you this year.

We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving from Banaba and our staff at IDV!

Nov 25, 2013

This Thanksgiving Nolson is thankful for you!

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!
Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

Nolson has nine brothers and sisters. After his dad died, his mom couldn’t afford to care for them all, so she brought him to the HTDC orphanage with two of his older brothers – Wisly and Nicholson.

Splitting up a family is a heart-wrenching experience, and it took Nolson and his brothers a while to settle in. But thanks to donors like you, we were able to give Nolson and his brothers a safe home, nutritious food, health care and fun activities like art classes,.

Today, Nolson is absolutely thriving. He loves school, and is always tagging along with his older brothers when they play football. Nolson has also become the orphanage’s neatest child and can often be found tidying up the toys and helping the staff clean.

As families across the US gather to give thanks, HTDC is also planning its own thanksgiving meal. The kids will share three turkeys with their friends in Port au Prince.

This year, we wanted to take a moment to let you know that Nolson – and 29 other children just like him – are thankful for you.

We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving from all of the kids in Haiti and our staff at IDV!

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