InterAmerican Restoration Corporation
Inter-American Restoration Corporation (IRC) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation committed to addressing the needs of impoverished, underprivileged, or traumatized people, both at home and abroad. IRC was established in 2002 to facilitate the work of numerous short term missions groups serving the country of Honduras. Since 2002, IRC has expanded its work in Honduras, and sponsored aid in other countries such as Costa Rica, Haiti and Guyana. IRC also has provided aid in the United States during the recovery from Hurricane Katrina and, most recently, to assist homeowners impacted by the flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. IRC is a faith-based organization that provides relief to all persons in need without regard to religion, race, sex, or nationality.
Our Story: The InterAmerican Restoration Corporation
The Inter-American Restoration Corporation came into existence in 2002 to facilitate ministry. The organization’s greatest motivating factor was to encourage and empower ministry by improving people’s medical and living conditions. Members of the IRC board were already heavily involved in short-term missions through TORCH Missions. Through the two-week trips, we realized that more help was needed on a full-time basis and projects were born to aid ongoing works in Honduras, Haiti, Guyana, Brazil, Nicaragua, and the United States with post-Katrina aftermath.
Our purpose is to provide these projects with guidance, finances, and assist in setting up legal and political guidance through our resources. Since the conception of IRC, land has been purchased, a women’s training program instituted, a children’s home begun, rehabilitation of gang members through tattoo removal, and a free medical clinic has been put into operation which provides medical care and pharmaceuticals to the clients it serves.
IRC board members also continue to lead TORCH trips throughout the year to build homes, schools and churches; to feed the hungry; assist in children’s programs; and general assistance to the poor through deliverance of needed supplies by sending containers of food, clothing and medical supplies throughout the year. We are currently assisting many of the poor hospitals and communities in the country of Honduras with badly needed supplies and ambulances. IRC’s vision for the future is to continue to assist people who are willing to provide relief for people who are in need and to empower people to become involved in ministry.