How you can help
All gifts to Omaha Rapid Response (ORR) are tax deductible.
All staff and volunteers are responsible for raising personal and ministry support. You may give to several different areas listed below. We ask that you please not write in the memo area of your check but include a note showing designation preference.
- General Ministry Fund – This fund supports the general disaster and humanitarian aid relief work and administrative needs of ORR.
- Country/Disaster Venue – The area(s) to which you wish to designate your gift.
- ORR Staff Member – All staff members are volunteers and are responsible for raising their own personal support and trip expenses.
- Team Members – Team members are volunteers who have committed to go on short term disaster or relief team and are responsible for raising their own support for trip expenses.
- Area Most Needed.
Donations may be sent by mail to:
Omaha Rapid Response
P.O. Box 24052
Omaha, NE 68124
Omaha Rapid Response is morally committed to honor the intention/designation of every gift. However, in accordance with IRS requirements for non-profit organizations, ORR cannot permit the receipting of charitable, tax-deductible gifts that are restricted by the donor for a specific purpose.
If a donor gives to ORR, in compliance with IRS code, the donor releases all dominion and control of the donation. The IRS requires that ORR have the power to modify any restriction or designation if, in its sole judgment, such restriction becomes, in effect, unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment, or inconsistent with the charitable purposes of Omaha Rapid Response.
Volunteer: At home or away
Team Members: In order to travel with Rapid Response, you will need to complete an application, character reference and general release form. Click here to download these forms in one PDF file. Once you have filled these out, you may send these to the address on the form or on our Contact Us page.
Ground Support: Much preparation goes into sending a team. Ground support helps to obtain, sort and pack supplies for our work. It also includes helping with day-to-day administrative needs between trips.
Staff Members: Applications are currently being accepted for staff members interested in full-time or part-time work. All personal salary and travel expenses must be raised by the staff member if employed. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Visit our Contact Us page to apply to be a volunteer or to donate.