Derecho Recovery

Midwest Derecho Recovery

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Hi friends,

You might have heard about the recent derecho that, with little notice, blazed a 700 mile swath across Iowa and beyond, demolishing homes, businesses, properties, and crops. This included hurricane like winds up to 140 mph through sections of our home community. Some of our team members are still without power two weeks later.

If you live in the Midwest, we are sending you much love and a reminder that we are here for you through derecho 2020 recovery. We are supporting humanitarian outreach to meet immediate needs for food, water and shelter. We also are working closely with schools and organizations as they respond to structural damage, get back online, and continue to move forward in the face of elevated demands from the pandemic.

As of this week, we also are extending support to helpers assisting those impacted by fires in California and preparing for hurricanes to the south.

How are you adapting to the adversity you’re facing in your life – and worldmaking for others? As our board member, Bob VandePol, emphasizes, “effective crisis leadership includes emphasis upon transition to a future focus and next steps.” He also wisely suggests, “If you fall off a horse, get back on a pony as soon as possible.” Here’s a brief video on communicating an expectation of recovery.

Simply email us at info@WorldmakerInternational.org if you have any questions about resourcing, recovery, or resilience programming. We are here for you!

We are grateful for our dedicated team and volunteers who are working hard to provide high quality support to community helpers – many while dealing with their own disruptions and losses.

Despite the challenges, we are inspired by the countless acts of care and kindness we have witnessed through these difficult times, especially for the most vulnerable among us. We welcome you to join us as we work to provide immediate humanitarian relief, bolster crisis response workers, and provide recovery leadership support.

Thank you for all of the ways you support our Worldmaker mission to create a world where all are supported to thrive, even in the face of great adversity.

Take good care and remember — we thrive together!

Team Worldmaker

Resilience Summit

9th Annual Resilience Summit: Leading in a Post-Covid World


Honoring a decade of work with deep roots and strong wings.

As a community resiliency project and national nonprofit building strength across America before, during and after traumatic disruptions, we planted deep roots.

Stepping forward to meet humanitarian needs without borders, we grew strong wings.

We now invite you to JOIN US at Worldmaker International.

There’s a place for you .