Global Disaster & Relief Programs
In the past few years we have seen a number of major catastrophes around the world where a radio ministry can have a unique role in restoring traumatized people to stability and emotional health. Relief workers have called on TWR to provide this encouragement, both for themselves and the people they rescue after a disaster.
Whenever and wherever a disaster strikes, radio programs are needed in both audio and written form that follow thematic units similar to the Red Cross four-phase model of disaster recovery: 1) seeking safety and stability, 2) finding balance in daily living, 3) discovering hope for the future, and 4) recapturing joy in life. These programs are needed in multiple languages to be ready for deployment.
According to medical experts, it is possible for the survivors and relief workers of a disaster to lead a normal life shortly after they have been traumatized by a devastating event. After about six months, however, the signs and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) begin to surface. Disaster survivors need to overcome tremendous internal hurdles in order to regain healthy and meaningful lives.
TWR has a 10-year history of providing encouragement in difficult places through its ministry called Member Care Media. TWR partnered with Link Care Center after the 2004 tsunami in Asia and 2005 Hurricane Katrina to provide minute-long radio spots on recovery topics. This material also went on the air from several outlets after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. TWR is now continuing this partnership with Link Care Center by expanding to daily 15-minute disaster relief programs. The goal is to translate these English programs into Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Chinese and more as funding allows.
With your gift of $85, Member Care Media can produce one complete disaster relief program, helping traumatized listeners to focus on recovery and renewal instead of trauma and pain.