TEAM Aid was founded in 2017 and based on a solitary and fundamental principle: People living abroad that meet devastating circumstances need help.
Many individuals choose to emigrate to seek a better opportunity for themselves and their families.
If there is an accident, murder, fire, natural disaster or some other form of upsetting event, loved ones around and abroad, worry, and are helpless in many, if not all, situations – who can they turn to? TEAM Aid is the answer. We are here for times when unexpected tragedies befall the travelers, especially those not able to resolve the relevant concerns on their own.
TEAM Aid, founded on the principle of caring for others.
People living abroad do encounter devastating circumstances and do need help and there we come to assist them as close family members.
We are a socially inclined, 501(c)(3), no profit organization, dedicated to comforting and supporting victims and families affected by tragic and life-altering incidents.
Our worldwide network of experienced volunteers are here to help and support when the need is at its greatest, wherever you may be. We also support victims families back home, often bridging the distances which separate loved ones.
We help coordinate the families and friends who form a support network, and who may be experiencing grief or loss and often need the emotional support of their own at such times.
We have learned through experience, the devastating effects of natural disasters, accidents or sudden illness. Our volunteers are ready to sit in hospital rooms, comforting those affected, to drive through the night to collect important papers, to deal with administrations or consulates and to make the calls necessary to ease the stress and trauma of dramatic events.
If you need urgent help, we’re always here. get help now.
How We Can Help
Aiding in international devastation is a specialty we would prefer was not required, but sadly bad things happen. For the family that has faced the death of a loved one in another country, or another equally devastating circumstance that may prevent living out their dreams, it is a necessity. Our specialties range from:
- Financial assistance
- Coordinating and dealing with governmental organizations
- Obtain clearances
- Providing supplies during emergencies
- Sheltering those in need
- Or simply providing a shoulder for consolation
No one plans for the emergencies or disastrous catastrophes that can cripple a family or a community.
To give you a better understanding of what TEAM Aid can do, one of our members was involved in a rather drastic situation with a group that needed help. This was an incident where, unfortunately, a car full of international students was involved in a motor vehicle accident, and involved an incapacitated driver.
Each of the students was from a different area, and this meant it was a difficult ordeal for the university officials. Members of TEAM Aid stepped in to be points of contact for each different end point of global reach. There were contacts in the US, handling the items with the university, the consulates and the law enforcement officials, as well as contacts at each student’s country of origin, helping grieving family and friends, cope and work logistics. In a timely manner, each student was flown back to their homelands, so that they could be celebrated in their own communities.
Before TEAM Aid was created, one of its founders embarked on a journey in October 2008 for another non-profit organization, providing help for over 650 incidents. He and other volunteers worked through accidental or sudden deaths, murders and suicides, serious injuries, disastrous fires, and immigration/visa concerns.
Experience in helping others
TEAM Aid’s resources and network ensure a truly global reach; we have considerable response rates across North America and Southeast Asia.
Our teams go the extra mile whenever possible. We ensure the first priority is the mental well-being of all those involved, as many of these circumstances can create a frantic and uneasy environment. Our volunteers continuously give support throughout all aspects of each process, and of course, backed by all the wonderful donations we receive.
Approximately 95% of the donations go immediately to current emergency situations. The remaining donations go towards community education and family education for as much prevention as possible. We have developed safety training manuals and general guidelines that are dispersed and easily accessible to all those who are interested. These can be found within popular travel agencies, universities, and federal agencies or consulates from your country of origin.
Any financial help you can offer is gratefully received.