Rebuilding Communities Affected by Disaster





Puerto Rico

Update - December2017

Today I moved the last of the cargo to the staging area for shipment to Haiti. And also felt the joy and relief of seeing our 1,350,000 meals be shrink wrapped and immediately loaded on a container bound for Puerto Rico!! 

Because of #globalempowermentmission #WeDoBetter and #BobbyRodrigo and by extension #bethanyfrankel and #ThirdWaveVolunteers#RayThackeray#InternationalRescueGroup 

This shows the world how quickly small groups can be enormously effective in disaster relief!! Iím actually feeling quite emotional now that this food is loaded and on its way!! Itís been a long road and the humanity and kindness these folks have shown this wee Canadian grassroots gal is amazing. Endless gratitude and look forward to working together long term to make this world a bit better !!



Laura Allan with Shelters International Disaster Response dropping off about 100,000 soup meals and seeds (and more on the way) bound for Jacmel, Haiti. IRG Reserve boats are inbound to pick up and sail the supplies there. Thanks to Rosemary and Jim Mahon of the Gulfstream Sailing Club of Fort Lauderdale for making it possible to stage this cargo! Haiti is still recovering from Hurricane Matthew last year. ó in Hollywood, Florida.

IRG Reserve S/V "Relentless", a Morgan 42 bound for Puerto Rico stopped in Hollywood and took on relief supplies, loading more in Marathon before sailing. Pictured crew are Captain Sean, son Jonas and Oscar. They are proudly showing their PR flag! Oscar is from Fajardo. ó

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It all began with Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh,where we became involved in a shelters project. We recognized the importance of volunteers in a very specialized sector. As a result SIDR was born. Following Bangladesh, we went to Gonaive, Haiti in the wake of Hurricanes Ike and Hannah. There we assisted in the recovery process, including: the rehabilitation of over 300 wells, to using our expertise in safe site analysis for shelter projects, to latrine project design.

Haiti's earthquake had Sidr training crews and running several demolition crews to clear away sites. From there construction of over 750 climate resistant homes . We lead the way forward in training safe demolition and proper construction techniques both in Haiti and in the Philippines.

It is our mission to teach the locals with whom we work how to organize and implement a long term solution to natural disaster. 

We follow up each disaster by setting up livelihood projects that the people can rebuild their lives and move forward with.

Disaster response should always be all phases as Sidr shows throughout our projects!

 Our board consists of building contractors, engineer, water and sanitation experts, green building professionals, a doctor, and a child rights lawyer , and an agricultural expert on high yield farming on small plots. All dedicated volunteers.

Our volunteers come from all over the globe to assist and train the local community affected.. giving them hope and empower them for a brighter future.








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