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.
IRC has cultivated a special relationship with Honduras to bring aid to the Honduran people. IRC regularly secures donations of medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, furniture, building supplies, and food, and these items are shipped from the United States and distributed to local citizens and public or charitable entities. While we have representatives in Honduras who work to provide aid year round, our primary source of aid comes through short term missions groups under the name of TORCH Missions. Through TORCH Missions, each year hundreds of volunteers provide vital services to the Honduran people through a number of means, including home and school construction, medical and dental clinics, the construction of water wells, and food and clothing distribution. IRC also operates a free medical clinic that will soon add dental services.
IRC is governed by a Board of Directors made up of volunteers who are directly involved in providing aid. IRC does not have any employees. While several board members provide services to IRC on a full-time basis, they each obtain their own financial support to do so. This allows IRC to use 100% of its donations for its aid projects.
Our Board of Directors are:
MARK HALBERT, PRESIDENT, Tupelo, MS
TIM HINES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL RESOURCING, Covington, LA
GAYLE DAVIDSON, PhD, VICE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY, MEDICAL DIRECTOR, Santa Ana, Honduras
MARK CONNELL, HONDURAS COORDINATOR, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
DON COLE, TREASURER, Columbus, MS
GREG MOCK, M.D., Searcy, AR
KIRT HUNT, Nashville, TN
NATHAN REEVES, Sarasota, FL