This is what SDIA was founded on, and continues to be our primary continued service opportunity. When a natural disaster strikes, teams of skilled Sheep Dogs and volunteers deploy to provide immediate “impact assistance” to devastated communities.

Teams provide help through chainsaw work, tree & debris removal, muck-out operations, covering roofs & windows, distributing food & water, and other meaningful tasks.

“It felt so good helping people and talking to folks in need. At the end of each day I felt beat up and tired…and very happy looking forward to the next day. I have a need to serve as it makes me whole as a human. Through this organization I get to be part of something bigger than me.”

–Scott S., Army Veteran and first-time Disaster Response volunteer

Interested in deploying on an SDIA Disaster Response Mission (DRM)? Email DRM@SheepDogIA.org.

Looking for what to pack/bring with you on the DRM? You can find a list of Required and Recommended Gear here.

(NOTE: We respectfully request that you become a registered Member or Volunteer with SDIA prior to deploying. Visit our Membership page to join.)