GET INVOLVED TO HELP US SAVE AND REBUILD THE LIVES OF THOSE AFFECTED BY NATURAL DISASTERS.
If you want to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable populations affected by natural disasters, you’ve come to the right place.
We are a TEAM of highly-trained and well-equipped volunteers who quickly respond in the wake of natural disasters by offering significant aid to vulnerable populations who need it most.
You can support our mission of providing necessary life-saving services to areas and populations affected by natural disasters by making a donation or becoming a sponsor.
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We welcome all capable and willing women and men over the age of 18 to join our team.
We will give you the skills and training necessary to respond to disasters and offer support to those who need it most. Our team of highly-trained and well-equipped volunteers will prepare you to become a part our team.
After witnessing first-hand the devastation caused by the EF5 tornado that struck Joplin, MO in May 2011, the hearts of a few men were ignited to create a volunteer group capable of responding to and serving the communities most affected. Minuteman Disaster Response (MDR) is a first-responder support team comprised of well-trained volunteers. Before disaster strikes, we forecast storms and prepare our teams for deployment. When the call comes to serve, our goal is to provide significant aid to disaster victims and emergency personnel utilizing the NIMS ICS management system. Our volunteers are trained in all areas of disaster relief, including Debris Cleanup, Resource Management, Search & Rescue, First Aid, Emergency Communications and Command Structure.
We are there before, during and after disaster strikes to serve communities who need our help the most.
I can not begin to express how greatly we appreciate all of your hard-work, dedication and professionalism in helping the families devastated by these storms as well as your support to all emergency personnel.
Jared Cooper, Fire Chief
When I think about Minuteman, I think about volunteers and the folks who are giving of their time, above and beyond what they’re already putting in at their place of employment, at their churches, and what they’re putting in with their families. They want to give back into the community and help people win need in times of disaster.
As Emergency Director, it was a Godsend for them to be there and help us. My thanks go out to Minuteman. They found a county that was in need and made a positive impact in our lives. Thank you and your group for being here when the County Residents needed you the most. (Refugio County)
As I investigated Minuteman and experienced the passion and commitment of Matt, Paul, and the other volunteers, I knew I had to be a part of this organization. It was clear early on that by joining Minuteman I would be able to help people, and that I could push myself to learn new life skills. The training requirements are thorough preparation for truly rendering aid and support in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. We are all blessed in so many ways and the opportunity to serve others in their hour of need is an honor and a privilege.
The Relief Team volunteer experience in Brazoria was incredible, it touched my very soul. I have always been a positive person who is thankful for the blessings in life, however this experience made me appreciate even the smallest of daily blessings. It was an honor to support our MDR efforts in Brazoria and De Kalb. We are lifetime MDR volunteers and supporters!