In times of emergency, World Care is able to respond with wide scale humanitarian relief anywhere in the world within twenty-four hours. What allows for this quick and effective response is World Care’s streamlined organizational structure. When state, national and international disasters strike, World Care responds with collected supplies from the public. World Care follows the supply to ensure it reaches its destination and is securely stored and distributed.
World Care has provided aid for the victims of several large disasters, including the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 in New York City; the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in 2004; Hurricane Katrina in 2005; Haiti following the earthquake in 2010; and Japan after the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami. In between these memorable disasters, World Care provides aid year after year to the various victims of less reported on disasters and local emergencies. In 2011, World Care actively responded to several disasters including the earthquake/tsunami in Japan; the Alabama and Joplin, Missouri tornadoes; and the Wallow and Monument fires in Arizona. World Care recognizes that individuals are not the only ones devastated during a disaster; animals are also affected by emergencies. When carrying out emergency relief efforts, World Care provides emergency pet supplies to local agencies that provide direct services for animals.