In 2005, Dr. David and Laurie Vanderpool founded LiveBeyond, formerly known as Mobile Medical Disaster Relief. MMDR has traveled to more than 15 countries around the world to provide free medical care for communities affected by natural and man-made disasters.

Disaster response and relief has been a primary focus of LiveBeyond for more than 10 years. LiveBeyond's team has provided emergency disaster relief for several disasters:

  • Hurricane Katrina (2005)
  • Mozambican Flood (2007)
  • Haiti 7.0 earthquake (2010)
  • Tuscaloosa tornadoes (2011)
  • West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion (2013)
  • Hurricane Matthew in Haiti (2016)
  • Hurricane Harvey in Texas (2017)
  • Hurricane Irma in Haiti (2017) 

When LiveBeyond American staff told the church in Haiti of the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey on the Texas coast, the Haitian and Indian LiveBeyond staff decided to do something about it. Together, they raised over $1,000 to help victims of the disaster. That's a lot of money in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere! They remembered the generosity of Texans that provided relief for them after the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The kindness of our friends in the Haitian church will not be forgotten.


We need your passion, your love, and your voice. Tell your friends, family, and community about the needs of the Haitian people and impact of natural disasters like Hurricane Irma. Let them know ways that they can get involved to help our friends in Haiti rebuild.


We need our LiveBeyond family to rally together and stand with those suffering from natural and manmade disasters. You can directly impact our work and the lives of those in need. We need your financial support to provide immediate relief after natural disasters.

Your donation will help us provide food, clean water, and medical care for those affected by disaster. Join us in reminding people that help has arrived, and they are not forgotten.