Our mission is to improve the lives of impoverished and neglected human beings by providing quality healthcare, clean drinking water, and empowering youth and women through initiatives that focus on education, economic opportunity and community service. We provide relief and logistics in disasters and support differently-abled persons and families in crisis. Our compassionate staff and programs are serving underprivileged people as well as suffering animals in the most remote villages and the largest cities.
- Providing comprehensive, competent, and compassionate humanitarian aid, relief, and assistance during times of disaster, deploying to the disaster zone as soon as possible and staying for as long as needed
- Providing sustainable and affordable quality healthcare services
- Identifying, addressing and bridging gaps in the healthcare system
- Providing comprehensive health education and school health programs to neglected communities and differently-abled persons
- Providing empowerment and education projects and disaster response training for women and youth, particularly those who live in disaster affected areas, conflict zones and neglected or remote areas
- Working with local communities and governments to help them take a leadership role in managing their healthcare needs in partnership with the existing but limited government healthcare apparatus
- Providing clean water to communities in need
- Constructing homes for widows and impoverished people
- Constructing schools and provide furniture and school supplies to the schools located in socially difficult areas
- Providing animal welfare services and awareness in the community of the importance of showing compassion to suffering animals
Comprehensive Disaster Response Services (CDRS) is a non-profit charitable organization registered in the United States and Pakistan for disaster relief and development work. CDRS responds to human suffering in emergencies and disasters, serving Human Beings regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, class, location, religion, color, or background. CDRS has led disaster relief missions in Haiti, Japan, The Philippines and The United States, and has operated primarily in Pakistan since the devastating 2005 earthquake. CDRS Founder Todd Shea has also responded to 9/11 in New York, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and The Tsumani in Sri Lanka and before founding CDRS in Pakistan.
In addition to our emergency relief efforts during or after natural or man-made disasters, we also work on long-term health relief programs such as health system support and rehabilitation, support to special patients, mother & child health, youth community service, and women’s empowerment.
CDRS HAS RESPONDED TO THE FOLLOWING NATIONAL EMERGENCIES:
March 2020 to April 2021 COIVD-19 Emergency Relief Mission (Family Food Packs, PPE, and Economic Development/Livelihood Support for individuals and families suffering from the economic impact of the pandemic)
September- October 2020 Flood Relief Mission in Singh (Tents, food, water, mosquito nets and blankets.
Oct 2015 – March 2016 Earthquake in KPK (Mobile Medical Teams and Tents distribution in KPK)
June 2015 Heat Wave Emergency (Distributed Food, Water, and Medicines in Karachi)
Sept 2014 – Jan 2015 Floods (Mobile Medical Teams in Punjab and AJK)
July 2014 – May 2015 N. Waziristan IPDs Crisis (Health System Support & Medical Teams in Bannu)
Sept 2013 Floods (Mobile Medical Team in District Kasur)
Sept 2011 – Aug 2012 Floods (Food Distribution & Medical Teams in Districts Badin, Thar, and Mirpurkhas)
Aug 2010 – July 2011 Floods (Mobile Medical Teams deployed for the first three months of the disaster. Long-term Maternal and Child Health Projects were begun after the emergency and implemented in Charsadda, KPK, Civil Hospital in Shikarpur, Sindh and Bagh Dheri Hospital in Swat, KPK)
Sept 2009 – Monsoon Crisis (Medical Teams in Sindh)
June 2009 – Aug 2008– Swat IDPs Crisis (Medical Teams and relief distribution in Mardan and Swabi)
Oct 2005 – Nov 2011 – Earthquake in Azad Kashmir (Health System Support and Medical Teams in AJK)