Who Are We?
The National Association for the Prevention of Starvation (NAPS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer relief organization founded in 1978 and registered in the state of Alabama in 1993. Its mission is to mitigate hunger, poverty, and disease, and to improve education and food security among suffering people, both nationally and internationally, regardless of race, religion, or nationality. The organization provides humanitarian aid and educational support in the areas of: emergency relief, skilled volunteers, health-care professionals, agricultural technology, and social and spiritual comfort. The organization operates independently of all governmental, institutional, or political influences.
What We Do!
The organization is an early response team as demonstrated in recent disasters such as: crisis in Sudan, New York on 9/11, the tsunami in Sri Lanka, hurricanes, floods and tornadoes. The organization brings rapid relief and comfort to those in despair. Children are the focal point of our services. In addition to our social services, NAPS is very active in HIV/AIDS and violence prevention and food security for the most vulnerable. The organization has offices in Guyana, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Madagascar, Sudan and Zambia.
Remarks from the President!
The volunteers in NAPS are dedicated to bringing relief to affected children both in the United States and around the world. Since its formation, NAPS volunteers have given their services to the most disadvantaged. As the needs grow, we are faced with greater challenges. In response to the growing needs, we have implemented branches in several cities around the nation and the world. We have witnessed maximum destruction and suffering— from the tsunami to Hurricane Katrina, the suffering in Sudan and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa. As a person concerned for human welfare and dignity, you are invited to join us in our effort to bring relief to suffering children both in the United States and around the world. There is a reflective benefit for volunteers who have served in foreign lands. Volunteers returning from their mission in foreign countries are equipped and highly motivated to initiate developmental programs in their respective communities. There is a great need for dentists, doctors and nurses, particularly those with HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation training. Additionally, and most importantly, we need people that have lots of love in their hearts.