After a disaster, many people feel an overwhelming need to "do something." But work trips are fraught with opportunities for ineffectiveness and injury, especially if planned and implemented hastily. To maximize your ministry's effectiveness, it's important to lay the groundwork. You'll need organization, training, and understanding about the process of disaster relief and recovery. With proper training and preparation, your organization can safely and effectively serve people whose lives have been overturned by a disaster. Start building a successful disaster response ministry today.