Hurricane Maria – Send Relief Now!

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 hurricanes that have ravaged islands in the Caribbean. Many are reeling from the staggering blows, but now Puerto Rico is experiencing a major humanitarian crisis.

We have to 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).

We are flying urgent supplies by aircraft from our base camp in Ft. Myers to Puerto Rico.

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!

Send us supplies and we will get them on the ground!

CRI C/O River of Life AG Church 

21560 River Ranch Rd 

Estero, FL 33928


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 Responders will rally at our Ft. Myers base camp the day before your departure. You will be part of a deployment team called  a “Wave” Waves will overlap in the field and there are options for Responders to stay for a longer period of time for an adition charge for ground fees.

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 1: Oct 2-TBD – Departs from Ft. Myers Base Camp to PR. – Return to Ft. Myers.

Wave 2: Oct 8-TBD – Departs from Ft. Myers Base Camp to PR. – Return to Ft. Myers.

Wave 3: Oct 15-21 – Departs from Virginia at conclusion of ATS to PR. Return to Virginia.

Wave 4: Oct 22-28 – Departs from Ft. Myers Base Camp to PR. – Return to Ft. Myers.

Wave 5: Oct 29-Nov 4 – Departs from Ft. Myers Base Camp to PR. – Return to Ft. Myers.

Deployment fee is $950. A $250 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 roundtrip flight from Ft. Myers to base camp, 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, 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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