Rebuilding homes - current projects


BDM yard sign outside new build in Pulaski, VA, 2011.
Photo by Shannon Pratt-Harrington

“Every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.” Heb. 3:4

A disaster can destroy not only homes, but also the sense of well-being for survivors.  Brethren Disaster Ministries recruits volunteers, led by faith, to use their skills to promote recovery.

Trained, skilled project leaders supervise volunteers as they extend a helping hand to clean up debris and restore the homes of disaster survivors in need. The presence of these volunteer work teams helps to ease trauma and promote recovery. 

Loveland, Colorado - flood recovery

A devastating flood struck northern Colorado in September 2013, destroying 1,882 homes and damaging another 5,566. Since May 17, 2015, Brethren Disaster Ministries has been providing teams of volunteers to help repair and rebuild homes. See project details

Harts, West Virginia - flood recovery

West Virginia experienced multiple flooding events in 2015 affecting 1,464 families in 32 counties. Many homes were damaged, as well as also over 300 private water crossings including 80 in Lincoln County where our volunteer housing is located. Brethren Disaster Ministries will be providing teams to help with the home repair and some bridge rebuilding in Lincoln County and surrounding counties. See project details.

BDM is also participating in this new Disaster Recovery Support Initiative (DRSI) project:

West Columbia, South Carolina – flood/storm recovery

Storms hit South Carolina hard in early October 2015 causing much flooding and storm damage. FEMA received over 80,000 registrations for aid from those affected. BDM is working through a partnership with the United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to help repair some of those damaged homes as soon as possible. Volunteers from all three denominations, as well as outside groups, are scheduling weeks to help with rebuild work in South Carolina. See project details.