What We Believe

“Greater readiness is the foundation for effective disaster response. Peace Winds America’s network connects U.S. and Japanese resources and information to communities around the Pacific that need them most. We cannot control nature, but preparation and cooperation can keep a natural disaster from becoming a humanitarian crisis.”

- Rep. Jim McDermott, Honorary Chairman of the Board, Peace Winds America

Disaster Relief and Recovery

PWA project office Mari Poorman assists with distribution of relief goods.

PWA is providing long-term economic recovery in Nepal and Japan. Past disaster responses also include the Philippines, Indonesia, and Taiwan.

Vietnam – U.S. Disaster Preparedness Initiative


This Initiative harnesses the existing Sister City relationship of Seattle and Hai Phong. It will improve business continuity planning and form lasting public-private partnerships for disaster risk reduction.

Civil-Military Disaster Preparedness Initiative

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This Initiative increases connectivity and coordination among military and civilian disaster managers in the U.S., Japan, and the ASEAN nations. Hands-on workshops, policy forums, exercises and published papers target improved civil-military HA/DR cooperation.

Annual Reports

View annual reports of activities, supporters, and finances.

Organic Themes