News & Stories

400-mile-wide Hurricane Florence made landfall over North Carolina on Sept. 14 as a Category 1 hurricane with 90 mph winds and terrifying storm surge.
From the Field

2018 Hurricane Florence: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

At its peak, Hurricane Maria was a devastating Category 5 with 175 mph winds.
From the Field

Hurricane facts: How they form and how to prepare

God is with people suffering from disaster — the refugee, the earthquake survivor, the family facing famine. He calls us to follow Him in offering hope to the most vulnerable in their hour of greatest need.

Matthew 25: Pray for refugees, disaster survivors

World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns with his family.
Change Makers

‘They shaped us and showed us the way’

Globally, World Vision has committed to reaching everyone, everywhere we work with clean water by 2030. The first country expected to cross the finish line is Rwanda. World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns, who will retire at the end of this year, personally committed to the goal, aiming to raise $50 million to reach 1 million Rwandans in 2,000 communities with clean water.
From the Field

Leaving a legacy of clean water in Rwanda

A World Vision staff member hugs an 11-year-old girl who received a package from her sponsor. Learn what the Bible says about generosity.
From the Field

Packed with love: Sending letters, packages to your sponsored child

Change Makers

Top 5 ways to raise a generous child at any age

One of the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history, Hurricane Sandy brought 90 mph winds and record-breaking storm surges to New York City and other coastal areas of the East Coast.
From the Field

2012 Hurricane Sandy: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Patricia Heaton helped cook for South Sudanese refugees as they arrived South Sudan into Northern Uganda. Inspired by her trip and providing that first warm meal to welcome the newcomers, Patricia guest blogs about a recipe for winter corn chowder.

Winter corn chowder: A recipe for friends and refugees

Rose and her children enjoy their first real meal in weeks at the Goboro transit center in Uganda. This hot meal was provided by World Vision for Rose’s family and hundreds of others on their way to more permanent shelter for refugees from South Sudan. (©2018 World Vision/photo by Moses Mukitale)
Change Makers

What does the Bible say about refugees?

The Syrian refugee crisis is now the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. Because of the Syrian civil war, 5.6 million people have fled Syria as refugees, putting a strain on the region’s ability to cope. And another 6.1 million people are displaced within Syria.
From the Field

Syrian refugee crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The deadly EF5 Moore Oklahoma tornado in May 2013 with winds of 200 mph cut a 14-mile long gash of destruction through Moore, Oklahoma. It was then followed by more tornadoes, leaving 47 dead and more than $2 billion in damage.
From the Field

2013 Moore, Oklahoma, tornado: Facts, FAQs, and how to help