The authors examine the post-disaster intervention strategies of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) following the tsunami that struck South and Southeast Asia in December 2004. They describe and analyze JDCâ??s partnerships, programs, and modes of operation. They further suggest theoretical variables influencing the process of recovery and facilitating long-term development. These variables include the level of solidarity and integration of the affected community; leadership and social entrepreneurship; linkages to the outside world; and the intervention strategies of the assisting (outside) organizations.