Getting Aid to the Toughest Places

Your Support Reaches the Unreachable

By Amanda DeWitt

Have you ever wondered how lifesaving humanitarian aid gets to suffering people in the toughest places?

Many would call the tough places where Unto® serves unreachable, inaccessible, or forsaken. But together we are going to areas where very few others can access — providing lifesaving humanitarian aid and sharing the message of eternal hope with those who have never heard. Take a look at how the aid you help deliver makes its way to those who need it most.

Step 1. Volunteers prepare and package aid that has been donated or purchased at deep discounts for shipment.

Step 2. The packaged aid is then loaded into huge shipping containers. Each container serves at least 26,500 people.

Huge cargo ships transport the aid to the next destination. Local teams unload the aid. To get it to the toughest places, they often need to transport it again by truck, car, motorcycle, boat, or even camel!

Step 3. Unto staff teams and partners personally distribute aid to individuals and families in need. As relationships form they share about the eternal hope of Jesus when the time is right.

Step 4. Many people who have never heard about Jesus will respond to the message of hope. New churches will be established to disciple believers.

When you partner with Unto, you help deliver aid to suffering people living in the toughest places on earth — and reach those who might otherwise be unreachable. 

Free Download: Pack a Container for People in the Toughest Places

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Published March 12, 2024


Amanda is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Gift for Leadership, Kindred Spirit, and Christianity Today publications. She holds a M.A. in Media and Communication from Dallas Theological Seminary.