Disaster Programs


The Texas Forest Service quickly put things in perspective with this statement: "This is unprecedented fire behavior. No one on the face of this Earth has ever fought fires in these extreme conditions." Texas Forest Service posts staggering facts:

  • Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 22 new fires
  • In the past 7 days, Texas Forest Service has responded to 181 fires for 118,413 acres.
  • In the past 48 hours, more than 700 homes have been destroyed.


Overnight, the Texas wildfires have taken a devastating turn, with no relief in sight. Over 7,000 residents have been evacuated, 1,000 homes burned to the ground, schools closed, and many more structures in danger of being destroyed. The Texas Wildfires are sweeping through the state of Texas at an alarming rate of 85 in the past week alone.

Suffering the worst drought since the 1950's and the unforgiving weather combination of heat, wind, and lack of rain, Texas is tinder-dry and in a desperate state of emergency. An estimated 3 million square acres of Texas have burned since December of 2010. The Texas town of Bastrop has experienced the largest single fire destruction in Texas history. Tropical Storm Lee brought 40-mile-per-hour winds, making the firefighters' fight to save residences impossible and the burning of homes inevitable.

A 20-year old woman and her daughter were killed when a fire tore through their mobile home park, with others narrowly escaping with their lives. Resources are near depletion and the state of Texas needs disaster relief.

In 2003, FEMA warned of such a disaster, fearing the vast development of new homes, on semi-arid ridges, surrounded by dried-out plants and trees, could cause a wildfire catastrophe. The FEMA statement looms today: "Simply stated, the conditions ... as we find them today may be perfect for a natural wildfire disaster of significant (and prophetic) proportions," as reported in 2003.

Governor Rick Perry, was forced to cut short a presidential campaign trip to South Carolina due to the Texas wildfires.

Join Help the Children in our Project Help Texas Wildfires. We ask, not only for your support and prayers, but also for financial donations, so that we may ship disaster relief supplies to the survivors of these devastating Texas Wildfires.




UPDATES: Texas Wildfires

September 7, 2011

11 large fires continue to burn in Texas:

Bastrop County
Bear Creek, Cass County
101 Ranch, Palo Pinto County
Pendernales Bend (Spicewood), Travis County
Delhi, Caldwell County
Riley Road, Grimes/Montgomery/Waller Counties
Henderson, Anderson County
Leon County (Concord Robbins)
Nacogdoches County
Arbor, Houston County
Limestone County



LATEST NEWS: Texas Wildfires


CREDIBILITY: California Wildfires

Help Hurricane Sandy Disaster Victims

Hurricane Sandy Tent Distribution Center

January, 2013

We were able to send food, blankets and personal hygiene items. Click on the link below to see a few pictures from our tent distribution center.

Hurricane Sandy Picture Gallery

November, 2012

Help the Children is a nonprofit organization that responds to natural disasters here in the United States and around the world. As you have heard, Hurricane Sandy has devastated the Northeast with more than 80 deaths and literally thousands are homeless and thousands more without power with the cold weather coming.

We need your help. We have two semi truckloads of food, clothing, personal care items, blankets, and clean-up supplies ready to ship. We have the ability to ship more but we need the funds to pick up donated items and transport them to the East Coast where these supplies are greatly needed.

Our needs are as follows:

$10,000 to transport 2 truckloads of relief supplies to the East Coast

$5,000 to procure additional relief supplies

$5,000 to transport another shipment once the logistics is in order for a different distribution center.

Anything that you can do to help us provide these supplies to those affected by Hurricane Sandy would be greatly appreciated.

All donations to Help the Children are tax deductible and we will provide you a thank you letter along with your tax-deductible receipt. Any gift, no matter the size is greatly appreciated.

On behalf of those affected by this terrible disaster, please accept our deepest thanks for anything that you can do.


Roger Presgrove
Help the Children



You can help tens of thousands of children and their families with your gift of support to immediately ship PHARMACEUTICALS TO THE PHILIPPINES!

As flood waters hinder rescue efforts, Help The Children is preparing to ship emergency medicine and equipment to the seriously sick and injured children and their families in the Philippines.


Just ten dollars will help us buy and transport hundreds of dollars of life-saving medications for these hurting people!  That’s right!  Only ten dollars will save lives now!

The devastation is real!  As many as 10,000 people are feared dead, and more than 600,000 are displaced, and countless people injured after the deadly Typhoon Haiyan struck on November 8 and 9, leaving a wake of unthinkable destruction.

Help the Children is poised to provide massive quantities of the medications most needed by the local hospitals and the visiting medical teams that are coming from all over the world.  Our relationship with a number of pharmaceutical companies have given us the ability to make a bulk purchase of some of the most needed medications, and direct them to the medical personnel on the ground so that they can effectively serve the sick and injured.

We have stepped out in faith by ordering enough medications for tens of thousands of people, and are ready to send them on the way to the Philippines, so they will arrive as quickly as possible.

We need your help now!  Your gift of only $10 dollars to Help the Children will cover the costs. 
Remember, for every $10 you give, Help the Children will be able to acquire hundreds of dollars of pharmaceuticals for the severely injured, sick, and needy children and their families in the Philippines.

GIVE NOW! Please donate using the form on the right side of this page so we can release these medications and help save lives!

December 2010

Over 120,000 people in the Philippines are in need, after devastating flash floods have drowned hundreds of people in two southern Philippine cities. Twelve hours of heavy rain from a tropical storm swelled rivers and sent walls of water crashing into homes in the Mindanao region late on Friday night, wiping out entire families while they slept.philippines-typhoon-victims-dead

Unidentified typhoon victims, inside coffins and body bags, lie near a road awaiting identification by their relatives near Iligan city on Dec. 20, 2011.(Photo to left: Erik De Castro / Reuters

Disaster relief agencies are being called to send disaster relief supplies immediately. The people of the Philipines are in desperate need of food, water, and medicine. Much of the flood devastation took place in a remote village, making the delivery of disaster relief supplies that much more difficult, but we at Help the Children are determined to get help to the Philippine flood victims. We encourage any and all donations to this urgent cause and thank you for your support.Philippines flood coffins

Philippine Navy personnel arrange coffins that will be shipped with other relief goods to flood-stricken Cagayan De Oro and Iligan cities on board a navy ship in Manila, Philippines on Dec. 20, 2011. (Photo to right: Aaron Favila / AP



Earthquake and Volcano Relief

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

We shudder at the thought of natural disasters. Unpreparedness goes hand in hand with the fear of destruction. With an estimated several million earthquakes occurring around the world each year and over 480 active volcanoes on the planet, the potential ravages of disaster becomes inevitable and often unbearable.