-1 Cor 3:9 (NIV)


S.H.I.N.E. stands for Sending Hope In Natural Emergencies. Founded in 2016, SHINE’s vision is to serve and bring hope to those in need. We are a disaster-relief ministry based out of Eau Claire, WI.


God has a purpose for each and every one of us. With Him working through us, we can bring healing, hope, and restoration to communities – even in the midst of chaos.


Everybody has a role to play – regardless of age. We believe the Godly values and ideals are instilled at a young age, so what better way to solidify those values than to do God’s work with the whole family?


This is the whole reason we’re here at all; God loves people and wants to use us to demonstrate His perfect love to all. We strive for all the work to be love-driven and spirit-led.

The What

SHINE was founded with two main purposes in mind:

1) to serve the needs of those affected by natural disasters
2) to bring the Hope of Jesus Christ to the lost and broken

The Why

Because we have a love for God and a heart for all his people. We experience disasters like floods, fires, or earthquakes too regularly that leave countless lives in a state of hopelessness. God calls us to be His hands and feet to reach these people.

The How

We go straight to the communities directly impacted and begin serving in any capacity: cutting up and removing trees or debris, providing food and water, or even offering a hot shower.
The second front will be connecting and coordinating with the local churches. We’ll work to establish a safe place for anyone to come and receive prayer and hear about the Hope of Jesus Christ.

Ways to help

We’ve tried to simplify the ways you can get involved. If there’s another way you feel you can help, please utilize our contact form below.


Nobody is too young or too old. If you're willing, we'll find a place for you!

Join Our Team

There are tons of places to plug in! Fill out the form and we'll help guide you.

Join The Family!

Give Financially

Whether it's $5 or $500, every bit helps us to bring hope to those that need it most.

Thank You

Every gift is tax-deductible (where allowed by law). Use the link below to get started.

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Donate Resources

From water and blankets to hand tools and equipment, we will use it to fill a need.

Help The Cause

There's simply too much to list here, so we've compiled a larger list of items needed.

See The List


"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
1 Thess 5:16-18 (NKJV)

Prayer Warrior

We would love it if you prayed for us. Click below for a list of specific area for which we need prayer.

Prayer List

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Meet The Founders

Karl Hanson


Karl Hanson is a Co-Founder of SHINE. He is currently pursuing his pastoral license through the Assemblies of God. Karl is leading up the mobile church side of SHINE with the ultimate goal of stirring hope and revival in the midst of disasters.

Karl and his wife, Hannah, have two daughters (Madilynn and Alexandra) and two sons (Joshua and Lukas).
The Hansons desire to be the hands and feet of Christ in the midst of hurt, confusion, or distress.

Karl Hanson, Co-Founder of SHINE



Nate Rosenthal


Nate Rosenthal is a Co-Founder of SHINE. He is and has been a carpenter since he was 18 years old. Nate will head up the Disaster Relief side of SHINE hoping to create lasting relationships with everyone he meets along the way. Nate and his wife, Emily, have one son (Brady) and four daughters (Allyson, Andrea, Katelyn and Kyleigh).
As a family, they look forward to serving the Lord together.


Get In Touch

If you have questions, we’d love to answer them. Whether it’s resources you have to donate, a new connection you’ve made, or know someone affected by a natural disaster, please get in touch!

Contact Hours

Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm

Saturday 10am – 2pm

Sunday 9am – 12pm

Contact Info

Address 3625 Southwind Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Phone 715.225.7298 (Karl) | 715.702.1321 (Nate)

Email [email protected]