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Continued Relief and Support to Hurricane Matthew and Haiti Flooding Victims

January 19, 2017

Please continue to pray for those affected by Hurricane Matthew and Haiti Flooding. Your support (prayer, volunteering and financial) is VITAL to CDR continuing to reach and help victims of natural and other disasters.

One Million meals loaded and on the way!

July 18, 2016

Special thank you to Frazer Valley Gleaners for providing one million meals for Children's Feeding Program.

Training Seminars

January 27, 2016

Training and sending volunteers out into the mission field to help those who have been badly affected by a disaster.

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Texas tornadoes and midwest floods

December 28, 2015

AID and help has been sent for the victims affected by the Texas tornadoes and midwest floosing.

Hurricane Joaquin

November 2, 2015

Another shipment has been sent to the victims of Hurricane Joaquin.


August 15, 2014

CDR has network volunteers working in Iraq to aid Christian families who have been driven from their homes in Mosul by ISIS.

Colorado Flooding Relief

September 15, 2013

Christian Disaster Response sent volunteers in response to this flooding...

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CDR Newsletter!

October 2012

Click below to read the latest Christian Disaster Response October 2012 Newsletter!

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Latest CDR Tokyo Japan Response

April 4, 2011

Christian Disaster Response volunteer teams met with non–governmental organizations, which included Churches, Missions, Community Groups and Samaritan Purse warehouse staff.

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Earthquake and Tsunami Hits Japan

March 2011

Tragially an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, sparking a Tsunami warning across the Pacific region.

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Haitian Earthquake Response
January 2010

Christian Disaster Response and Network Members continue to provide assistance to the people of Haiti. More than 1.2 million dollars of medicines and medical supplies have been distributed to clinics, hospitals and missions, with more ready to be shipped as funds are available.

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Hurricane Katrina Relief

August 29, 2005

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Hurricane Harvey & Irma Flood Relief - Click Here

Urgent Need For IRMA Relief!

September 8, 2017

Please HELP!

Florida is about to be hit by the massive Hurricane named IRMA.

Christian Disaster Response is preparing to set up two Mass Care Kitchens in central Florida.  Each capable of serving 5,000 meals a day.

We must purchase additional food and supplies.  Each kitchen requires $25,000 in food, supplies, LP fuel and support items.

Please help us by making a generous financial contribution, pray and or volunteer to serve.

New Website For Hurricane Harvey & Irma Support

August 31, 2017

Ready to Respond to Hurricane Harvey

August 26, 2017

CHRISTIAN DISASTER RESPONSE is preparing to respond with Emergency Food Service, Flood clean up supplies and volunteers.   We need your prayerful support to meet the disaster caused needs of families suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.   Equipment has been prepared and in staging areas ready to serve.

Please consider making a generous donation on line using ‘Make A Donation’ button above.  Or mailing your donation using address below:

Hurricane Relief
P O BOX 3339

Volunteers and in-kind donations are also needed.
Please email for information or to volunteer.

Thank you for caring and sharing.

Philippines Duterte: Martial law extended in Mindanao

July 23, 2017

We need to continue to pray and support the situation in the Philippines as citizens are now facing martial law and the bombings, shootings and rioting that have come along with it.


EARTHQUAKES Continue To Shake The Phillipines

July 15, 2017

The Philippine islands continue to be shaken by several earthquakes over the the last several days. We have and will continue to respond to the needs as they come into our office.

Please continue to pray for those affected and for needs to be disriputed as quickly as possible.  Also, you can take an active part in helping out those affected through a financial, In Kind or Gift of the Heart donation. We provide a PayPal link to provide an easy, safe and secure way to quickly distribute funds.  Thank you for your prayers and donations.

Every Blessing
Dr. Ron Patterson
Executive Director

IMMEDIATE Need in the Philippines

July 5, 2017

I received this urgent request for assistance from our team leader in the Philippines .   Please pray about making a donation to help save lives.

Read his email for details.


Dear Dr. Patterson,

Thank you once again. Your blessing and caring for us is sincerely appreciated.

What the internally displaced people needs are toilets, water supply and tents. Solar power kits are also needed. We would need about P150,000, Philippine currency or about  $3000 USD. The amount will be for the construction of two toilets, a deep well, a multipurpose hall, and seed money for an organic farm. The target area right now is in Iligan City where more than 200,000 IDP are crowded in already filthy evacuation centers.

The evacuees badly need these to begin picking up their lives. Relief goods will never be enough. Reconstruction must begin now. Please help us again in anyway you can. 

God bless and your family and the rest of CDR.


Please make a generous contribution by, credit or debit card on our web site.  It is safe and Secure using PayPal.   You may also send a contribution to CHRISTIAN DISASTER RESPONSE   P O BOX 3339  WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA 33885-3339

Thank you for caring and sharing.
Dr. Ron Patterson
Executive Director

URGENT APPEAL – Massive Flooding

May 6, 2017

Massive flooding similar to the “Great Flood of 93” is causing wide spread devastation in the central region of the United States.  The death toll as of May 6th stands at 12 and that number could increase.

Many families are in need of emergency and recovery assistance.  You can assist the flood victims by making a financial or “in-kind” donation. ( see our list of recovery kits) Select which kit or kits you would like to provide.  Contact our office for instructions for delivery

Financial donation can be made on our web site. Just click on donate button.

You may also mail your check to
c/o Flood Relief
P O BOX 3339
WINTER HAVEN,FL 33885-3339

We’ve been busy! Praise God!

March 28, 2017

CDR has been really busy meeting the Spiritual and Physical needs of suffering people.  Your prayerful support makes it possible to save lives and restore communities across the country and around the world.

We have shipped thousands of meals, soap and clothing to Southern Haiti, where Hurricane Matthew caused major destruction and loss of live.

Following the Hurricane the other side of the country was flooded.   CDR along with a partner ministry sent a team to conduct medical clinics, share the Gospel and baptize 14 new Christians.

Two of our volunteers took a trailer load of New Blankets, soap,  Recovery Kits, DVDs of the Jesus Film and other Gospels Stories along with Bibles in a Middle Eastern Language.  To our partners CCM/Eagle Missions, in Fort Mill, SC.  To be added to others supplies and shipped to an un-named country.  Name withheld for security reason.

While all of this was going on, we moved our warehouse to:
1902 Barton Park Road #205
Auburndale, Florida 33823.

Our offices were relocated to:
1800 6th Street NW
Winter Haven, Florida 33881

Please remember our mailing address remains:
P.O. BOX 3339

Volunteer Opportunities available, contact office for information.

Continued Support and Relief to Victims of Hurricane Matthew and Haiti Flooding

January 19, 2017

CHRISTIAN DISASTER RESPONSE continues to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Matthew and the flooding in Haiti. Volunteers and support urgently needed!

Since the Media goes on to other stories after a major disaster occurs, people think that all is well with those affected by the disaster. Nothing is further from the truth!

The recovery efforts can go on for months even years.

CHRISTIAN DISASTER RESPONSE is still providing assistance to the victims of Hurricane Mathew and the Flooding that occurred the next month in Haiti.   Conditions are still very bad. Thousands have no food, since all lifestock and crops where washed away.  They are relying on Organizations like CDR to provide them with urgently needed food, clean water and medical care.  Every few week we ship food and other relief supplies, that are distributed by local churches in the most affected areas.   However we must have your prayerful support to continue to meet urgent needs.  Your prayers and financial support REALLY DO SAVE LIVES.  Our next volunteer team departs for Haiti Febuary 9th. Please consider helping the response effort by volunteering and or making a contribution.  You may contact us for more information on the Haiti response.


CDR Update on Haiti and Current Needs

November 28, 2016

Dear Prayer Partner

I trust you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  However that’s not the case for thousands of families in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew and later by wide spread flooding in the in the Cap Haitian area.   I met with Church and community leaders while in Haiti and CDR immediately provided emergency assistance in two of the areas in greatest need.  However much more assistance is needed to prevent wide spread sickness and death.

We are preparing an additional shipment of urgently needed relief supplies.  Gifts of the Heart Recovery Kits, Food, water purification equipment and medical supplies.   We also hope to ship children’s clothing and special treats for Christmas.   Please pray about helping CDR provide a safe, healthy and Joyful Christmas for the many children suffering from the effects of the Hurricane and Storm.

You can make a real difference in the lives of these hurting people.  IN-Kind and financial donations are needed.  You can make a safe contribution on our web site or send a check to Haiti Relief CHRISTIAN DISASTER RESPONSE PO BOX 3339 WINTER HAVEN,FLORIDA 33885-3339.  Please call if making an In-Kind donation, 863-967-HELP(4357). Volunteer to join teams helping in the recovery efforts in Haiti.


Serving Disaster victims across the country and around the world!

For more information on how you can help visit our contact page.

THANK YOU Frazer Valley Gleaners!

July 18, 2016

On million meals being loaded - valued at $72,000

One million meals being loaded - valued at $72,000

We want to thank Frazer Valley Gleaners for providing one million servings of Vegetable Soup Mix for the Children’s Feeding Program directed by one of our partner NGOs. Your Prayer support makes great and wonderful things happen, enabling CDR to assist suffering people across the country and around the world. Join the team today! Volunteer and or let us know we have your prayer support.

For more information on how you can help see contact info below...

Preparing for HURRICANE SEASON and Florida Storms

June 8, 2016

Hurricane season is now underway and storms are getting organized very early. This may be a very active year. Already Florida has suffered a major blow consisting of wide spread flooding and power outages. We must restock and replenish food, supplies and do a few updates before we will be able to respond. We provide emergency food service, distributing our “Gifts of the Heart” Recovery Kits, clean up & minor repairs during the emergency phase, as well as Spiritual ministry. During the recovery phase we continue to provide food and other needed services based on the resources at that time. When we respond we must have enough food and food related items to serve 5,000 people. Additional food and supplies must be purchased as needed. It is not unusual to serve as many as 500,000 meals during a response. This takes considerable financial commitment and a large number of trained volunteers. We thank the Lord our prayer partners have always come through and we have never had to stop serving due to a lack of support! However at the start of the season, before the Headlines scream HURRICANE, we find our present funding low and that’s when we need help. Please pray for us for continued support both financially and volunteers. THANK YOU FOR CARING AND SHARING.

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TRAINING! - Become a Certified Disaster Responder

April 28 - May 1, 2016

When is the training:

CHRISTIAN DISASTER RESPONSE is providing an opportunity for Disaster Preparedness and Response Training April 28 – May 1, 2016.

What will be taught:

Classroom and hands on training led by instructors with more than twenty years in the field experience of disaster relief and working with other like minded ministries. Updated and expanded curriculum to enhance the volunteer’s ability to survive a disaster event and be ready to assist others effected by the disaster.

Where will it be and travel information:

The Seminar will take place in the Winter Haven Florida area. Orlando International Airport is the nearest and best airport for lower fares.

How to apply:

Space is limited and you are encouraged to apply early by emailing

Cost of training:

Cost of the Seminar is $595 for lodging, meals, textbooks and other training materials. For those providing their own lodging or commuting to the Seminar the cost is $295.

Equiping and Training volunteers to be first responders in providing disaster relief

January 27, 2016

For over a year I have been warning Partners and Friends to prepare for Major Disasters coming to America. Well now they have started to occur with a 1,000 year flood striking South Carolina, Missouri and Texas. Texas has also seen tornadoes. The massive flooding has been followed by winter snow storms from DC to Philadelphia. Clusters of earthquakes in Oklahoma and Alaska continuing even today on an increased number. Unrest has been seen on University campuses in America. And now a major warning regarding possible EMP attacks taking out our electrical grid. Get ready NOW! WARNING…WARNING…Greater disasters are on the horizon so train, pray and prepare.

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Urgent Appeal...Joaquin South Carolina Flooding

October 2015

CHRISTIAN DISASTER RESPONSE IS RESPONDING TO Hurricane Joaquin and the 1000 year South Carolina Flooding. We have assisted The Bahamas in the past by providing emergency relief and recovery efforts. We are responding with damage/needs assessment and material resources at this time. Scott Lewis is currently in the Islands, meeting with Government Officials. CDR is also preparing Mass Care (Food Service) equipment and supplies. At this time it appears, that major flooding will continue along the east coast, with massive flooding across South Carolina. All along the coastal areas of the US wind damage and flooding are being reported. CDR is ready to respond to the flooding as requested. Churches should train members to respond to local disasters as a BIBLE based ministry. CDR provides that training for Churches and missions. IF you would like to be a partner in CDR’s emergency mission, please make a credit card donation and or volunteer to serve with one of our teams. Contributions for Hurricane Joaquin relief efforts can be made by clicking the button below or by sending a check to:

P.O. BOX 3339

In-Kind material donations are also requested for detailed information, please email or call today and let us know you are willing to partner with CDR, by praying, making a donation or volunteering.

see contact info below...

Thank you for caring and sharing.

Volunteer Training for October 2015 - Cancelled

October 16-18, 2015

Due to Christian Disaster Response efforts in helping out with Joaquin South Carolina flooding, training schedule for October 16-18 has been cancelled.

From The Director's Desk: ISIS Update

October 23, 2014

Iraq Response

Image Credit to ABC News

I have returned from the Middle East after seeing firsthand the true face of Islam, and it is evil.  Brother Daniel Scalf was unable to join me due to major health problems, and Brother Frazad was not able to meet me in Turkey. So I was on my own, relying on our Lord for direction.  Acting in faith I was able to cross the border, before getting caught and forced back. Christians and minority Kurds are being slaughtered daily.  I witnessed The Turkish Air force bomb Kurds, and US bombing is accomplishing very little to protect Christians and Kurds from the ISIS Army of evil, under the direction of the powers of Hell.  Not so long ago there were hundreds of thousands of Christians in Iraq. Now Christians are hiding in three locations and they need emergency assistance.  Only a very few Christian Relief Organizations are providing aid and they need our help.  CDR is committed to providing life saving aid, with your prayerful support.  Many of you have generously given financial support and your prayers made it possible for my safe return. There is much more to be accomplished. Farzad reporting from Kurdistan was able to confirm the emergency assistance needed over the next few months.
Dr. Ron Patterson, Director

Christian Disaster Response to IRAQ!

August 15, 2014

Iraq Response

Network Volunteer aiding Iraqi refugee with donated meal kit.

We follow Our Lord’s leadership on which calls to respond to with our limited resources. Our first duty is to the Household of FAITH! Yes God’s family comes first and then all others regardless of their beliefs or lack of any faith. Please remember we minister in both WORD and Deed. CDR has network volunteers working in Iraq to aid Christian families who have been driven from their homes in Mosul by ISIS. They had to renounce their Faith, convert and pay a tax or leave their homes with only the clothes on their backs. The only other choice was public crucifixion or beheading.
The team has discovered an abandoned building in a safe area and reached out to 300 families, who are now securely sheltered. They have divided up the building with hanging sheets for rooms. In time we hope to get all who wish to go, out of Iraq. In the meantime we must provide our brothers and sisters, with clean water, food, soap and basic medical care. Our team can provide for these needs with financial assistance. They can purchase the needed supplies, but must have the required funds. Prayerfully consider making a generous donation today. The estimated budget for 90 days is $130,000.

If a brother or sister be naked and destitute of daily food and one of you say unto them depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; not withstanding ye give them not those things whch are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
James 2:15-17

Thousands of Christians are dying everyday in Northern Iraq. We must come to the aid of those still alive. Providing food, water and medical assistance can only be done with your prayers and contributions. WE MUST NOT HAVE THERE BLOOD ON OUR HANDS!
You can help our brothers and sisters by making a generous contribution by clicking "Donate" below.
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A satellite picture of a hurricane (cyclone) can be a pretty sight . . . but not when it endangers your home!

Christian Disaster Response is actively preparing
for the 2015 hurricane season!

You can assist the victims of current hurricanes and tropical storms by making a contribution
today on this website.

Please send a generous contribution to:
Hurricane Relief
P. O. Box 3339
Winter Haven, Florida 33885-3339

Gifts of the Heart>> cash donations will help Christrian Disaster Response International
purchase and transport critical supplies to
where they are needed.

To volunteer, submit your information by using our OPPORTUNITIES ONLINE FORM >>

Financial contributions and In-Kind Donations >> are urgently needed to continue providing assistance to victims of this year’s storms.

You may call 863-967- HELP (4357)
for additional information.