I do remember in time's past after a major Hurricance, that our KH would send disaster relief and I remember hearing stories about how JW's would completely rebuild fellow dubs' houses and then even help rebuild supposeldly worldly people's houses. However, I never saw any photos and I never talked to a JW that actually took part in helping rebuild. Back then, I guess I thought it was really amazing and of course all true that we actually rebuilt entire neighborhoods.
So, now I'm wondering how much of it is true? Does the society still direct large scale humanitarian projects for say like the brothers and sisters in Florida or is it a much smaller scale than we are led to believe. I say this because I was watching the local news and they were interviewing several churches who had the whole humanitarian effort well organized. By Sunday morning, they were already on the road with many volunteers, an entire soup kitchen on wheels, and ready to help anyone, not just their own church members.
So, how does the WT compare to other denominations and charity groups when it comes to humanitarian aid?