Hurricane Maria – Send Relief Now!


The December waves will focus on repairing damaged roofs

Help families affected by Maria by making a donation! They need YOUR support now!
Crisis Response International is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

By smartphone: Text the word, Maria to the # 71777 

Crisis Response International, 1121 South Front Street, Suite A, Wilmington, N.C. 28401

Puerto Rico Desperate for Help.

First, there was Irma. Now Maria, a second category five hurricane that has ravaged islands in the Caribbean. Many are reeling from the staggering blows, but now Puerto Rico is experiencing a major humanitarian crisis.

We have mobilized our Crisis Response Teams for the distribution of life-saving food, water, and medicine. Teams are on the ground now assisting those affected by Hurricane Maria.

(Volunteer information below).

There is an immediate and urgent need for more supplies!


Your donation will help provide these services and the following resources:
Medicine, Diapers, Formula, Emergency Food, Batteries, Water Filtration Units, Solar Lanterns, Hygiene Items, Mosquito Nets and Repellant, Cots and Portable Stoves. Send Relief Now!


Special thanks to IHOPKC, The Rock of San Diego, Christian Life Ministries of Cape Coral, River of Life Church of Estero for your partnership in helping the people of Puerto Rico.

Volunteer / Responder Deployment Info

WE NEED YOU! However, due to liabilities, continuity of mission and the safety of volunteers and victims; Crisis Response International only deploys volunteers who have completed our responder training. If you want to assist with Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts, you can get trained now on CRI Online Academy. (see below)


Volunteers will aid in the following:

  • Distribution of Relief Supplies
  • Medical Aid
  • Water Filtration
  • Debris Removal
  • Tarping Roofs
  • Crisis Ministry
  • Spiritual and Emotional Support

CRI is opening Registration for two more waves in December to Puerto Rico. Wave 8 will be December 3-9 and Wave 9 will be December 10-16. The cost (ground fee’s) will be $350.00 for one wave or $700.00 for both waves. The cost of the plane ticket will be extra and will be paid directly by the responder to our travel agent when your flights are booked.  Do not make any flight arrangements till your deployment is approved and you have been contacted by the Deployment Department.


Wave departure dates and addtional info are listed on the registration page (see link below). You can choose which wave dates work best for you.

Wave 8: Dec 3-9  – Departs & returns directly from your home airport preference.

Wave 9: Dec 10-16 – Departs & returns directly from your home airport preference.

Deployment fee is $350 per wave. If you attend both waves it will be $700.00. Your plane ticket will be a separate item which will be paid by the responder directly to our travel agent when you book your tickets. A $125.00 non- refundable deposit needs to be paid at time of registration. Once you register, you are welcome to fundraise for the amount of your deployment fee. (Watch CRI Responder Fundraising Video)

The balance of deployment fee must be paid before your departure. Your deployment fee covers meals, lodging, missionary insurance, ground transportation and other miscellaneous ground fees. You must have a current passport.

Individuals must be 18 and over.

Once you complete the application, you will be sent an email with more details.

You will need to bring your camp mat, work boots, gloves, and hygiene items for a tropical environment.

If you have not been trained yet, we are offering a discounted scholarship on CRI Academy for Course 1, Rapid Responder Certification Course. This course will give you all the skills to effectively respond to disasters and crisis, familiarize you with our mission and certify you with our organization.  

Or learn how to host a video seminar at your church to get your whole church trained and certified.

After completion of online Course 1 – Rapid Responder Certification you will be eligible to deploy.

Click the button below, then enter coupon code “Maria in the registration process and email [email protected] with your intent to deploy.  Course 1 is only $49.00 with coupon. 


For questions regarding training, please email [email protected].


Pray – for this community
Donate – so we can meet the needs of this community
Go – sign up to deploy


Crisis Response International, 1121 South Front Street, Suite A, Wilmington, N.C. 28401

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