Emergency Disaster Fund

See what your dollars can do for disaster survivors in this ad sponsored in part by National VOAD, of which BDM is a member.

List of grants by year

2012 Emergency Disaster Fund grants (PDF)
2011 Emergency Disaster Fund grants (PDF)
2010 Emergency Disaster Fund grants (PDF)
2009 Emergency Disaster Fund grants (PDF)
2008 Emergency Disaster Fund grants (PDF)

Reaching disaster survivors since 1960

The Emergency Disaster Fund enables Brethren Disaster Ministries to reach out to the most vulnerable communities anywhere and share the burden in three ways –

  • Rebuilding homes following domestic disasters, using volunteer work teams who donate their time and skills.
  • Children’s Disaster Services volunteers give loving care to children in temporary child care centers.
  • Global disaster response projects of the Church of the Brethren and faith-based international partners.

The Emergency Disaster Fund is sustained through contributions from individuals, local Church of the Brethren congregations, and District-wide fundraisers. All of Brethren Disaster Ministries’ programming is supported by this Fund.

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Q & A

Q: Which Brethren programs are supported by the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF)?

A: 100% of EDF funds support Brethren Disaster Ministries programming (including domestic rebuilding, Children’s Disaster Services, and international projects). Think of the Emergency Disaster Fund as being the BDM fund.

Q: When I write a check to the Church of the Brethren (Core Ministries Fund) is a portion of the funds used to support Brethren Disaster Ministries?

A: No. Brethren Disaster Ministries is self-funded solely through the Emergency Disaster Fund. The Core Ministries Fund supports other important programs like BVS, Deacon Ministries and others.

Q: Does a portion of One Great Hour of Sharing Funds go to support the work of BDM?

A: No. The Emergency Disaster Fund, and therefore BDM, is not a recipient of donations given to One Great Hour of Sharing or any other fund.

Q: If I write a check to Brethren Disaster Ministries, will my donation go into the Emergency Disaster Fund?

A: Yes. Checks written to Brethren Disaster Ministries, BDM, Children’s Disaster Services, CDS, or Emergency Disaster Fund are all deposited in the EDF account.

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