Disaster Relief Program

Bavaro, Dominican Republic

COVID-19 UPDATE: How 2nd Mile Missions is responding to the Cononavirus outbreak in the Dominican Republic

Currently we are not aware of any illnesses among the students or families we serve. However, unemployment is the biggest challenge now. The country is under lockdown until May 25. Schools, parks and commercial businesses (except for pharmacies and supermarkets) are closed, public events are banned, and air travel is canceled. There is a curfew from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. Overall, the DR is experiencing 60-70% unemployment, and in the poor areas, it could be as high as 95%. Because the people live day to day, they do not have money to buy food. Our concern is that hunger will be the leading cause of death, next to the threat of the pandemic. 2nd Mile Missions has been giving out food to the neediest every week, yet there are thousands of families that need food now.

How can you help?

Every week we are committed to feeding 75-100 families. Your donation will make that a reality.  Join us in making an impact during this devastating time.

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How does the disaster relief program work?

2nd Mile Missions values the ability to respond to those in need. Whether that need is education, employment, discipleship or helping someone through a crisis, it is our responsibility to respond when God presents an opportunity. We do so out of love and in faith that God will supply the resources necessary to help when called.

We also know that caring for others in this way isn’t an isolated action, it’s a two-way community relationship where both those giving and receiving care will benefit. It gives us the opportunity to spread God’s love and simply do what Jesus would have done.

When crisis happens in the areas we serve, we will quickly develop a plan to serve in the most effective ways possible. We depend on our local teams to discern the best use of resources and carry out the action. 2nd Mile Missions will strive to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. Your donation to the “Disaster Relief” fund will directly benefit those in need!