TRUST - EXPERIENCE - KNOWLEDGE
The Eagles’ Wings Foundation (EWF) is a non-profit organization that offers first responders networking, training and disaster response opportunities worldwide. Since its inception in 1999, EWF has relied upon a national registry of credentialed first responders to augment and improve the quality of disaster response operations. Join the Eagles’ Wings Foundation today to become a part of one of the premiere first responder organizations in the United States.
EWF bases its core philosophy and mission on the following three initiatives:
CHAMPION OF SERVICE AWARD
Scott Lewis receiving the Champion of Service Award from Governor Rick Scott
On October 17, 2017 during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Vivian Myrtetus awarded Maggie Barnick, Stephen Rocca, and Scott Lewis with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition.
Governor Scott said, “I am proud to recognize these dedicated volunteers with the Champion of Service Award today. These individuals represent the thousands of people who volunteered their time to help families following the recent hurricanes, and I’m grateful for their service.”
Volunteer Florida CEO Vivian Myrtetus said, “It is an honor to recognize these volunteers who have demonstrated a true commitment to volunteerism and service. We are grateful for the opportunity to recognize them and the countless hours they’ve spent serving all over the State of Florida, as well as in other parts of the country following the recent hurricanes.”
“Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards.” by FL Gov Staff, 17 Oct. 2017, www.flgov.com/2017/10/17/governor-scott-and-volunteer-florida-present-champion-of-service-awards-2/.
We are accepting donations on our website here.
HURRICANE MARIA IN PUERTO RICO
EWF loading plane with elderly survivors in Puerto Rico
The Eagles Wings Foundation has helped to evacuate elderly survivors and others with emergent medical needs from Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. EWF is currently assessing needs on the southern coast of Puerto Rico to provide necessary food, water, medicine, and fuel to survivors. To view a story about this, please click here.
We are accepting donations on our website here, and on a gofundme page located here. We will provide additional updates as soon as they are available.
HURRICANES IRMA AND MARIA RESPONSE EFFORTS
EWF loading tarps bound for St. Maarten after Hurricane Irma
The Eagles Wings Foundation has sent over 1,000 tarps to St. Maarten, which was devastated during Hurricanes Irma and Maria. EWF had these tarps rush-flown to St. Maarten through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We will provide updates on the situation in the Caribbean as it unfolds. To donate to EWF to help us buy more supplies to send to the Caribbean, please click here.
In the Florida Keys for Hurricane Irma, The Eagles Wings Foundation, in conjunction with the American Aid Logistics Network, coordinated the donated services of 3 flatbed trucks and forklifts to serve the devastated region for the first critical days. These trucks were provided by Home Depot and Estes Trucking.
The Eagles Wings Foundation will be mounting an extraction mission in Puerto Rico the week of Sept 25th 2017 to evacuate several elderly homebound survivors of Hurricane Maria. We will provide an update on this situation as it unfolds.
HURRICANE HARVEY RECOVERY EFFORTS
Mapping of flooded, and impassable roads on first day of operations
The Eagles’ Wings Foundation has teamed up with the First Presbyterian Church of Houston and the Grace Presbyterian Church of Houston for recovery efforts. Volunteer help is appreciated, you can register here, as well as send donations either by using our donate button at the top right of this page [We are a 501(c)(3)], or by bringing donations to the Grace Presbyterian Church of Houston. Any money collected by us will be directly used to provide food, water, shelter for survivors in addition to the physical donations brought in to the Grace Presbyterian Church of Houston.
Watch this video from the Grace Presbyterian Church of Houston to learn more about our mission and goals in the great city of Houston, TX!
DEPLOY TO DISASTERS WORLDWIDE
Unloading EWF Supplies, Abaco, Bahamas, Hurricane Irene 2011
The Eagles’ Wings Foundation has a long history of providing assistance to affected communities in the aftermath of disaster. With a focus on short-term, emergency response deployments, EWF empowers local resources with best practices in organizational leadership and coordination during disaster missions.
EWF conducts disaster response missions by deploying teams of credentialed first responders, known collectively as the Pathfinders Task Force® (PTF). With a proven record of excellence during disaster deployments, the Pathfinders Task Force® has distinguished itself as one of the premiere response team resources available to emergency managers in the United States.
Learn more about Pathfinders Task Force® today!
JOIN THE PATHFINDERS TASK FORCE
Like any organization dedicated to providing assistance after a critical incident or natural disaster, the Eagles’ Wings Foundation has grown and learned from its humanitarian deployments. In the process, they have assembled a well-respected corps of first responders who are willing to share their expertise and consistently work towards a body of best practices. This mission has evolved into the Pathfinders Task Force.
Ministry of Environment Training, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 2014
USE CUTTING EDGE SOFTWARE
Rapid Assessments using Virtual Badge®, West Palm Beach, 2014
The Eagles’ Wings Foundation is dedicated to the continual evaluation of technology so that the needs of the first responder community can be met through the testing and use of emerging technologies. The EWF research and development team continually strives to research solutions to the challenges facing first responders and is actively involved in the development and launching of new products, applications and hardware that contribute to the overall safety and functional efficiency of first responder personnel.