In 1982 O’Neil and Culver started Mercy Corps. It was a long term program to stop hunger and poverty. Over 32 years Mercy Corps has become a national and international quick response, high-impact, cost effective program over 107 different countries.
3 days later Mercy Corps and Peace Winds were on the ground responding. Mercy Corps has delivered critical food, rushed shelters, built bathing facilities, and provided bedding and kitchen supplies to over 42,000 people.
Mercy Corps has launched their program Comfort for Kids which helps kids that have been through a traumatic disaster to tell their story through coloring books. It also teaches adults how to deal with trauma and how to help kids go though it.