As a volunteer and HARP team member, I am constantly enamored by HARP’s level of care and passion for providing as much aid and assistance as possible. The individuals of HARP work countless hours, often going with very little (or going without any) sleep. They collaborate closely with NGOs, non-profit organizations, and other agencies to achieve the utmost aid for the people and animals in need.
I joined HARP in 2017 when Hurricane Harvey struck Houston and Southeast Texas. Harvey earned itself the title of “costliest tropical storm on record” and tied with Hurricane Katrina at $125+ billion in damage. We performed copious boat rescues, searches, recoveries, supply drops, diaper deliveries, and more. HARP then continued into Florida, aiding those affected by Hurricane Irma. We saved small animals and delivered goods to families in need. We set up supply distributions and brought smiles to countless faces. We made an extremely positive impact and my inspiration for humanitarian work grew exponentially. I never looked back.
HARP prides itself on its efficiency – we cut through red tape and travel to places others cannot. But until you have met Burke Bryant, spoken with HARP team members, or worked alongside HARP in a time of disaster, no words can describe how well this team is run. It is truly a pleasure and privilege to support this organization, in every way.
I’ve been volunteering with HARP for the past few years! I couldn’t be more supportive and passionate about this nonprofit organization! I’ve vounteered with HARP in Haiti multiple times after hurricane Matthew. HARP was the first response to a remote village named Jabouin, in which our team set up make shift hospitals, organized air drops of food, rebuilt schools and orphanages, water purification, and truly left the community in higher spirits. I am very passionate about children, and while injuries wounds were being treated I was able to keep the little ones smiling with bubbles, balloons, crafts, etc. The founder of HARP, and leader of the Haiti Trips m, Burke Bryant is a wonderful man. He inspires me with his passion to make an impact, and go to the remote destinations that most non profits will not go. He is fearless, yet wise in his pursuit to help people during natural disasters! I have always felt safe in his command. Beyond grateful for the Humanitarian Aid and Rescue Project.
Volunteering with HARP was an incredible experience. Our team traveled to Haiti to help locals in remote areas that were devastated by Hurricane Matthew. We distributed food and medical supplies, provided medical care, cleared debris, helped animals, brought donations to a local orphanage, rebuild a school and worked with the locals to devise future sustainable plans and projects to ensure their wellbeing. The founder of HARP and leader of our trip, Burke Bryant, is extremely knowledgeable, fearless and proactive when it comes to disaster missions. I felt very safe under his supervision in this dangerous region and confident in his abilities. I am very excited for the next relief project I am able to partake in.
I’ve been doing volunteer humanitarian work for almost a decade now, and haven’t had an experience working with an organization one on one like I did working the Sulawesi Indonesia earthquake and tsunami of 2018 with the Humanitarian Aid and Rescue Project. I found HARP and it’s members to be extremely focused and determined to push through several obstacles we faced getting on to the ground there. The lack of ego in this organization made partnerships and teamwork a priority and we knocked out far more efforts than we could have alone. This organization is an incredible team player and one I will throw my efforts behind in the future. This team is tough when it needs to be- and caring when it most counts.