Disaster Relief

From the very first time that Bob Burgoyne felt burdened for Dominica, disaster relief has been a part of the ministry of CPM.  Whether supplying water to locals, re-roofing a church, repairing storm-damaged homes, or facilitating the receiving of containers for an island that has lost it all, CPM has a network of pilots and ministries that can be ready at a moment’s notice.  You cannot live in the West Indies and not be mindful of the weather and the damage that a single storm can wreak on an island.  CPM is your Caribbean Connection to proactively educate, facilitate, and communicate now so that we are ready to offer relief in time of disaster.

Our experience in disaster relief gives us the unique opportunity to use relief aid awareness and preparedness to reach the people with the good news of Jesus Christ.  We do this through ministering to the local pastors and churches.  These national pastors then take the information we provide them and begin to share that information with the people within their community.  These contacts allow local churches to not only meet the physical needs of the people but also will enable them to build relationships that give freedom to minister emotionally and spiritually. The greatest disaster in these Islands is that these people are dying without Jesus Christ and CPM is here to not only provide physical aid but to share the love of Christ.

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Relief Aid

Food, water, shelter, and access to medical supplies are essential items to sustain life after a disaster.

Delivering and distributing these items often becomes a challenge.

CPM has the experience and knows how, when, and where to respond, setup, and distribute your resources. A quick response is key to effectively making a difference in the impacted areas.

Our experience in disaster relief, coupled with our on the ground ministries, allows us to have instant access to pre-trained volunteers. These volunteers have been trained and know how to prepare and distribute incoming supplies. Pre-coordinating with their local government officials and the disaster relief management in their communities allows them to secure facilities during the disaster. Through local pastors and community servants, we establish relationships that will enable us to communicate with those who are affected, yet ready to set up and distribute to those in need. These contacts allow local churches to not only meet the physical demands of the people but also will enable them to build relationships that give freedom to minister emotionally and spiritually.

Disaster Strikes

The people and families on the ground are impacted first

Before & After

Disaster can strike at any time ( 2017 Hurricane Maria )

Grateful Believers

Planning for a disaster is the first proactive step to take

Air Relief Aid

Air assessments and ground assistance make it possible for CPM to deliver life-supporting supplies promptly.

A rapid yet safe response is our motto. Our method is coordinating with trained, established support bases, island-wide distribution centers, and first respondents who understand the importance of communicating, equipping, and supplying physical and medical needs that sustain life to the affected areas.

Our base of operations is in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. Our facilities can house 25 to 30 responders; we have a full kitchen and a conference room. We are 40 minutes from the San Juan airport (SJU) and 20 minutes to the Ceiba airport (TJRV) where we base our aircraft. Our location is conducive to a rapid response to any island in the West Indies.

Communication is the key to effectively and safely activate a response team. The response begins with a clear directive of who and how our supporters will be involved. From the first sign of an approaching storm up to the loss of signal. Our island men know exactly what to expect from us and are preparing their volunteers and facilities to be ready to engage for the work that is ahead. Upon our arrival, they will be waiting for the supplies that are headed their way.

AVIATION OUTREACH

The goal of CPM is to help fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20), while also showing God’s love to others, by providing private air transportation to Christian churches, ministries, missionaries, individuals, and Christ-based humanitarian and/or disaster relief organizations.

Air assessments and ground assistance make it possible for CPM to deliver life-supporting supplies promptly. A rapid yet safe response is our motto. Our method is coordinating with trained, established support bases, island-wide distribution centers, and first respondents who understand the importance of communicating, equipping, and supplying physical and medical needs that sustain life to the affected areas.