VCR’s disaster response program engages veterans in meaningful service both locally and globally to help them rediscover a sense of purpose. After building knowledge and camaraderie through training, our veterans stand ready to respond to a diverse set of community needs. For example, when fires ravaged the Pacific Northwest in August of 2015, VCR took immediate action to aid affected populations and rebuild fire-struck communities. Our volunteers assembled supplies and built nine structures to aid displaced victims as they regained their livelihood. Today, VCR team members continue to serve in local wildfire prevention as well as worldwide humanitarian efforts in conjunction with All Hands and Hearts. Disaster response is an integral part of our mission to help veterans rediscover their tribe and return to meaningful lives of service.