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About GR3

Who We Are

GR3 is an NGO (non-government organization), which has as its main goal to provide disaster preparedness training, education and related services to domestic and globally interested and affected communities. The basis for its existence is to, serve, and partner with those in need. By committing to this humanitarian endeavor, GR3’s desire is to ultimately improve the quality of life of those in need. GR3, through its educational/training initiatives invests in the potential of those individuals through community development programs such as Safety and Security, Psychological/Chaplaincy, Mass Care, Christian Commitment and Resiliency.

Attached here is a presentation about GR3. Click here to view it: GR3_11122015

Se adjunta aquí está una presentación sobre GR3. Haga clic aquí para verla: GR3_Proposal_2015_Spanish (en español)

Emergency Management

GR3’s emergency management initiatives provide assistance to disaster survivors and communities by being proactive and prescriptive, rather than reactive. GR3 is committed to empowering communities and organizations to be sustainable and resilient through training and response. To accomplish this goal, GR3 is committed to supporting and empowering communities and organizations, globally, in challenging environments to cope and be sustainable by providing safety and security training and education which will result in resilient stakeholders, regardless of race or religion.

As a nonprofit humanitarian, disaster relief services organization. it specializes in providing assistance in disasters globally to empower others in “Growing Through the Serving.” It uniquely provides the ability to add a balance of adult “First Response Teams” and local community volunteers as a way to unite communities in help, hope and healing. GR3 equips and deploys human resources and rapid emergency response assets in emergency and community services, regardless of race or religion.”

It values people, respecting those it serves, its’ partners, and those it collaborates with, and its’ sponsors at all times by striving to act in ways that respect dignity, uniqueness, and intrinsic worth of every person. It has deployed and been contracted by FEMA on numerous occasions within the USA to provide disaster and humanitarian assistance to affected communities.

Disasters change things. It is part of our corporate DNA to assist and prepare individuals and organizations in the global community to be prepared by being proactive, not reactive. Normalcy bias is more than believing that the storm will subside before the trees fall down. Normalcy bias is not understanding that disasters change things. By being proactive and prepared communities can reduce the uncertainty of disasters by being able to better cope and have improved outcomes in their mitigation strategy.

Select recent GR3 footprints

  • Crisis responders: Nepal, the Philippines, and Haiti.
  • Certification trainers for local professionals and volunteers in emergency response and recovery.
  • PFA trainers (Psychological First Aid): training locals to train other locals.
  • World Vision partner in Extreme Medicine presentation at Harvard University Conference(2014).
  • World Vision and Harvard BIDMAC Disaster Fellowship partner in first response and emergency medicine education and training.
  • Contributors: Disaster Medicine handbook, ed. Greg Ciottone, Harvard University.
  • Disaster response trainers: Panamanian Civil Defense corp.
  • GR3 has offices in Lucerne, Switzerland and Cebu, Philippines.
  • We have provided simulation training opportunities in higher education and public settings to provide “hands on” training opportunities for individuals and groups.

Vision Statement

GR3inc is a global organization incorporated in the United States as a rescue and relief agency who has deployed to over 105 global catastrophic events. GR3 places special emphasis on both rescue training and disaster intervention. International organizations such as World Vision, businesses, and civil societies have committed themselves to train their employees and volunteers in basic methods of rescue operations and emergency management preparedness, so that they can become a vital force in disaster and emergency interventions. By becoming a GR3 certified individual and/or organization, they will be recognized as having the skills and competencies of being a professional entity in emergency response interventions.
GR3 strives to achieve excellence for its’ 350,000-plus volunteers, employees, programs, and mission by being a force multiplier utilizing the “Train-the-Trainer” philosophy. This is accomplished by a strong collaboration of partners such as BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine (a Harvard-affiliated world-renowned fellowship in Emergency Medicine and Management), LA County Sheriff’s Search And Rescue, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), AirLink, Orlando International Airport, Ecuador Police and Air Force, Chile Search and Rescue, Headwaters Relief Organization, INSARAG and NVOAD.

For many disadvantaged and vulnerable around the world, the increase of natural and man-made catastrophic events trigger a repeating cycle of widespread devastation, chronic poverty, and debilitating living conditions. GR3 seeks to break this tragic cycle with a knowledge-based empowerment strategy, designed to educate, train, and certify local communities in first response skills, disaster preparedness, and long-term resilience techniques. Using both onsite and online learning methodologies, GR3 acts as a force multiplier of local community leaders. This will be accomplished by focusing on five objectives:

  • Force Multiplier Training
  • Disaster Preparation and Response
  • Assist with improving the condition of vulnerable populations
  • Employ food security and empowerment technology
  • Provide basic medical services to vulnerable populations

Mission Statement

GR3’s distinguishing mark as disaster response agency is a focus on training, certifying and mobilizing an army of volunteers for immediate response and resilience assistance in global disasters. Its’ distinguishing operational capacity is an ability to coordinate with partnering organizations—major universities, development and relief agencies, and government institutions—in collaborative, capacity expanding relief and resilience efforts. Thousands of individuals world-wide will receive accessible, low cost education/training opportunities through GR3 University, which, in turn ,will empower them to facilitate changes and improvements in their local communities. Ultimately, we endeavor to put a premium on creating a culture of disaster relief and prevention leadership.


The bad news is that the natural disaster business is with us to stay for a while. Weather-related disasters, in particular will pose serious challenges, not only for the disaster relief industry, but for development agencies, and their funding sources as well. While many heroic efforts are being made to provide the hardware and financing of disaster relief, humanitarian aid, and development guidance, the capacity of natural disasters to erase those gains remains a sobering reality.

By creating a culture of prevention in disaster preparedness and resilience training for local leaders, communities, and volunteers, GR3 seeks to break the cycle of repeating destruction by empowering local communities with life-sustaining knowledge and skill. In doing so, GR3 can better safeguard the enormous investments made by both the disaster relief and development communities.

First Responder Assistance

  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Search and rescue services
  • Mobile command centers and medical units
  • Emergency response vehicles, supplies, and other necessary hardware
  • Immediate need provision—food, clothing, shelter

Mitigation Assistance

  • Prepositioned manpower and material resources
  • Medical stabilization and transition assistance
  • Immediate need provision maintenance and transition
  • Psychosocial counseling services for both adjustment and resilience

Long-Term Resilience Strategies and Resources

  • Onsite and online learning opportunities for long-term risk management and sustainability skills
  • Training in emergency first response, rescue, stabilization, and mitigation transition
  • ‘Train the trainer’ instructional opportunities to multiply professional skill levels and volunteer resources
  • Psychosocial counseling for long-term adjustment, adaptation, and risk prevention
  • Post-crisis Better Living Center facilities for volunteer instruction in emergency training and life skills
  • Training, command center, and storage facilities
  • Interim Orphan care and transition
  • Transitional assistance and vocational training for the disabled
  • Micro-financing for qualified individuals
  • Food security and production sustainability

Capabilities And Resources

GR3 specializes in coordinating the deployment of global manpower, resources, and partnering NGO capacities for faster, more efficient, life-sustaining disaster relief and resilience efforts. In addition to first response, relief, and resilience capabilities, GR3 maintains prepositioned storage facilities with resources for each phase of its disaster management services, including:

  • Emergency medical supplies
  • Food, clothing, and immediate shelter materials
  • Emergency vehicles and structures for command centers and medical teams
  • Post-crisis education, training, and certification in disaster response, relief, and resilience techniques
  • Post-crisis resources for training in small-business micro-financing, food security and productivity, orphan care, and skill development for the disabled

We are available for training programs and emergency preparedness management consultation. Please contact us at +1 (941) 504-2324 or email us at info@gr3international.org



GR3 International has a tradition of volunteerism and enlisting the volunteer services and support of prominent individuals from different professions to draw attention to its activities. As such, GR3 International has designated such individuals as Goodwill Ambassadors. Our experience has proven that committed individuals can contribute to the humanitarian efforts which GR3 International espouses by making efforts to raise awareness of the aims, objectives and priorities of the Organization, to convey messages about its activities and to extend its public outreach. Due care must therefore be exercised in making such designations and in managing the resulting relationships.

  • Eric Williams
    Eric Williams

    Eric Williams is a social entrepreneur with a wide, varied experience in corporate global supply chain He is a graduate of the prestigious Georgetown University, D.C. School of Foreign Service and honorably served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army.

    Mr. Williams has been an integral part of many global organizations such as Council of the Americas, Americas Relief Team, and an adviser to governmental and non governmental organizations. Eric’s passion to advance the cause of the world’s disadvantaged is a testament of his commitment to utilize his skills and influence to make the world a better place.

  • Dothlyn Sterling
    Long Island, New York, USA
    Dothlyn Sterling

    Dothlyn Sterling is a Jamaican born business person, writer and currently the president of the Caribbean American Cultural Association of North America, Inc. (CACANA), a non-profit organization offering global philanthropic assistance to those in need through fundraising initiatives and membership engagement practices. Her strong background in real estate development, management and community services has qualified her to be an excellent representative of global entities like Global Rescue Relief & Resilience.Dr. Sterling has an exceptional record of corporate management and leadership through her various successful businesses. As a writer, lecturer and motivational speaker, Dothlyn is currently developing two poetry volumes for publication. She holds a Doctorate in Theology from the International Theological Seminary in California and currently resides in Long Island, New York. Global Rescue Relief & Resilience is honored to have this distinguished humanitarian to represent its’ global outreach.

  • Chase Treadway
    Mandeville, Louisiana, USA
    Chase Treadway

    Born into a US military family, Chase has lived throughout Europe and the US. He is a graduate of Saint Stanislaus College preparatory in Bay St. Louis Mississippi and holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from the University of Mississippi. In 2009 Chase suffered a cervical neck injury to his C6 and C7 vertebrae causing paralysis to over 80% of his body. After undergoing a spinal fusion, Chase began his journey towards physical and emotional independence. Taking on the challenge, he began to focus on opportunities rather than weaknesses, and has since become a resource and mentor for those facing similar scenarios.

    “Today, it’s not just about a recovery. I’m proving to myself, and everyone around me, that there’s still an entire life left to live!” -Chase

    With this new mindset, Chase created the “Chase Your Dreams Foundation,” a nonprofit which strives to inspire a sense of dignity and re-fulfillment to those who have acquired a disability. As a self advocate, public speaker, and web designer, Chase hopes that his adapted skills will benefit others for the greater good.