From disaster to development.

We go where help is most needed, bringing relief to communities facing the realities of both natural and man made disasters.


Our Mission

CORE saves lives and strengthens communities affected by or vulnerable to crises.



Emergency Relief

We act both quickly and strategically in the face of crisis, in order to address the immediate damage on the ground, doing whatever it takes to save lives and stabilize the local community.


Disaster Preparedness

Crisis mitigation means understanding the vulnerabilities that exist before emergency efforts are needed. We build systems that equip at-risk communities with the ability to fight back when faced with disaster. 


Environmental Resilience

From hurricanes to wildfires, it’s impossible to ignore climate change’s role in causing natural disasters. We are committed to a future where our environment is no longer at the root of the crisis, but rather a system of support.


Community Building

We support one of the largest municipalities in Port au Prince through education, vocational training, community health, programs targeting women, and a dynamic community space. 


Our Impact

Our journey began out of instinct and an ethical imperative to save lives. Today, our efforts have evolved into an approach centered on building sustainable programs so that communities are able to recover, rebuild, and be prepared in the face of disaster.



We were an airplane that built itself after take off, and that’s a perilous ride in so many ways; and how it ended up surviving was the force of will of hundreds of people.

— Sean Penn, Founder and President 



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You have the power to impact the lives of individuals in need by contributing to our cause. From trees planted, roofs built, and medical supplies flown in, every dollar makes a difference.