"With Empact, we pride ourselves on the fact that we are completely self-sufficient whenever we go into anywhere," Wong said.
"We pack all the gear we need for the five of us,” she said. “This includes all of our food, our tents, even stoves to cook. We are 100% capable with what we have so we don't put an extra burden on the people who are surviving this."
Wong said volunteers are leaving families and jobs not knowing how long they'll be gone, but when natural disasters call for lifesaving intervention--Empact is uniquely qualified to answer the call.
“There are components in our training that make us special,” she said. “We have the skills we can provide that not everybody has, so we know how important it is to utilize those skills.''
Empact Northwest is also 100% dependent on contributions. They are not funded by any government agency.