COMMUNITY: ASSIST has helped thousands of vulnerable people in our local communities. Within the first year of the launch of the program, over $5 million worth of items have been distributed locally to those in need.
In 2017, World Vision partnered with Assist International, and through this partnership, we have received much-needed supplies- including food, water, furniture, blankets, clothing, and personal hygiene products- that we donate and distribute to some of the most vulnerable communities throughout the greater Bay Area and the Central Valley of California. Nearly 600 volunteers from our local community have helped sort through pallets and re-categorize items to distribute to those in need.
In response to the Northern California wildfires during the fall of 2017 and 2018, Assist International mobilized volunteers to help sort and distribute supplies for evacuees.
COMMUNITY: ASSIST (International)
The COMMUNITY: ASSIST international program works to help communities in low and middle-income countries.
We work with our partners to provide sustainable income opportunities, whether by providing a sewing machine, a bicycle-powered irrigation pump used for farming, or teaching cooking and jewelry-making skills.
More than one billion people live on less than $1.25 per day, and poverty contributes to malnutrition, lack of education, and inadequate healthcare. Providing people with a way to create sustainable income has life-changing effects. They are now able to afford to send their children to school. They can provide enough food for the entire family, and when a member of the family becomes sick, they can afford proper medical care.
Since our beginning, we have been a strong advocate of increasing the capacity of local individuals and organizations to help address local needs. To that end, Assist International seeks out partners in local communities with similar areas of focus, who are committed to meeting the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people.