Resources

To order BDM materials, please contact us.

Find Children's Disaster Services resources and forms at the CDS Resources page.

Brochures


CDS General Brochure (2.27 MB)

Cooking for BDM Projects

Cookbook for Disaster Project Sites  Featuring recipes from BDM cooks!

Forms

Brethren Disaster Ministries forms 

Guides and Devotionals


file type File BDM Volunteer Handbook (401 KB)
A handy guide to answer your questions about participating on a BDM project.
file type File BDM: Checklist for a Church Emergency Management Plan (63 KB)
A guide to help churches get ready for and respond to many different types of emergency.
file type File BDM: ABC's of Vehicle Safety (53 KB)
Filled with commonsense driving safety guidelines for disaster response volunteers.
file type File BDM: Here I Am (188 KB)
Devotional by Rev. Frank Ramirez helps volunteers more deeply realize the spiritual value of doing disaster response work.

Videos

Called to Serve: The Work of Brethren Disaster Ministries


Children’s Disaster Services


Men Anpil Chay Pa Lou - With Many Hands the Load is Not Heavy (DVD)
This uplifting video documents Brethren Disaster Ministries' work in Haiti from 2008-2013, following four hurricanes and the catastrophic Port-au-Prince earthquake. This effort eventually became the largest international response of the Church of the Brethren in decades, while also deepening the bonds between American and Haitian Brethren. 16 minutes.

Lespwa Fe Viv - Hope Makes One Live (DVD)
Brethren Disaster Ministries' early response to the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. 12 minutes.

The Presence of Christ: Brethren Disaster Ministries in the Gulf Coast (DVD)
An inside look at Hurricane Katrina recovery. 8 minutes

BDM YouTube channel 

Web Resources for Disaster Preparedness and Training

Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship.  Take steps now to ensure the safety and security of your congregation, staff and church facilities in case of a natural disaster or other type of emergency. Guide by FEMA, June 2013.

Just in Time Disaster Training. This free, online video library provides a single, user friendly source of dozens of disaster-related training videos that you can watch online.