Rebuilding homes - current projects
“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.
Binghamton, New York - Tropical Storm Lee flood recovery
Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee dumped 10-12 inches of precipitation on the Susquehanna River valley region of New York and Pennsylvania on Sept. 8, 2011, just days after the region was struck by Hurricane Irene. Binghamton, NY was especially hard hit, with 7,000 homes damaged or destroyed. BDM started a home rebuilding project on Nov. 25, 2012. See project details
Schoharie, (formerly Prattsville), New York - Hurricane Irene flood recovery
In August 2011, Hurricane Irene caused the worst flash flooding in memory along Schoharie Creek in the New York Catskills. In towns such as Schoharie and Prattsville, the creek rose far above flood stage in less than 12 hours. BDM volunteers began repairing homes along the creek in July 2012. See project details
Holton, Indiana - Tornado recovery
A devastating outbreak of tornadoes struck Southeastern Indiana on March 2-3, 2012. The storm that plowed through the small town of Holton destroyed nearly 20 homes and damaged dozens of others. Brethren Disaster Ministries is providing teams of volunteers to help rebuild 5 homes. See project details