The Beginning – 2012

HARP specializes in first 72-hour global emergency response.

HARP was created by founder Burke Bryant in 2012.

Initially, HARP worked solely to combat a lack of relief efforts in areas experiencing war, ethnic cleansing, famine and disease. The team provided aid through mine clearance, medical support, water, and food supplies while funding remained limited. Inundated by the support of others, HARP quickly acquired a global following of dedicated individuals set on providing relief to all.

Burke Bryant

 In 2013 we took on first 72-hour global emergency response.

Working as first 72-hour global emergency responders specializing in Search and Rescue (SAR), Medical, Asset Recovery, and Disaster Assessment, HARP was called to Moore, Oklahoma. The city had been devastated by an EF5 tornado and Bryant and team members found themselves directly in the center of the next two storms to hit Oklahoma that week. HARP responded to as many as possible and saved a great deal of lives – those that got caught in the flash floods, were swept away in their vehicles, and trapped in their homes.

Statistical Track Record

HARP has been on the frontline of natural disasters since 2013. The hardworking volunteers of this organization have saved over 1,745 lives, worked over 14 global operations and currently utilize 35 volunteers. Saving lives is our business.

Humanitarian Aid and Rescue Project
Humanitarian Aid and Rescue Project
Humanitarian Aid and Rescue Project

Domestic Operations

Foreign Operations

  • Oklahoma – Tornado/Flooding: Medical, SAR
  • Texas – Hurricane/Flooding: SAR, Swift Water Rescue, Medical
  • Florida – Hurricane/Flooding: SAR, Medical
  • S. Carolina – Tropical Storm/Flooding: SAR, Swift Water Rescue, Medical
  • N. Carolina – Tropical Storm/Flooding: SAR, Swift Water Rescue, Medical
  • Georgia – Hurricane/Flooding: SAR
  • California – Wild Fires: SAR, EVAC
  • South Sudan – War: Mine Clearance
  • DR Congo – War: Medical
  • Ethiopia – Famine: Medical
  • Haiti – Hurricane: SAR, Medical, Food, Water
  • Puerto Rico – Hurricane/Earthquake: SAR, Medical
  • Indonesia – Earthquake/Tsunami: SAR, Medical, Disaster Assesment
  • Syria – War: Medical
  • Upper & Lower Blue Nile State – War: Medical, Food, Water