Global Relief was established in 2005 in response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, New Orleans. Global Relief collaborates with mission and nonprofit organizations for immediate relief in local communities in the U.S. and around the world by bringing awareness to the APU community.
When possible, Global Relief deploys various forms of relief by sending professionals and supplies for those whom have been affected by natural disasters. In addition, Global Relief keeps the APU community informed about response efforts and coordinates prayer gatherings. Global Relief seeks to embody God’s heart as it is written in Matthew 25, by giving to the “the least of these,” and Micah 6:8, “to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.”
As a response to natural disasters, Global Relief is the point program collaborating efforts and responses of education, awareness, and various forms of fundraising efforts. The efforts encompass the student body with love offerings at chapel services, grassroots fundraisers with local businesses, and support from international organizations.
The following are some of Global Relief’s collaboration with various organizations:
Hurricane Katrina, August 2005, USA
Cyclone Sidr, November 2006, Bangladesh
Southern California Fires, various years
Haiti 2010 Earthquake, Haiti
Japan 2011 Earthquake & Tsunami, Japan