“Thank you for being here. When we see you here in this difficult place, your presence reminds us that God has not forgotten about us,” said an elderly gentleman to one of our Frontliners, a group of highly trained clergy and laity who respond to disasters as IOCC volunteers.

Providing spiritual care and emotional care to survivors affected by natural disasters can be both challenging and rewarding. The faces that Frontliners see and the conversations that they have cannot be easily forgotten.

Watch our video to learn more about Father Barnabas Powell's first-hand Frontliner involvement. This first-hand experience is all too familiar to the Frontliners who are currently providing comfort to hurricane survivors.