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Hurricane Sandy recovery is progressing on the Jersey coast.

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Sign up now to give blood at Annual Conference
July 8, 2015
This year’s blood drive at Annual Conference will honor the late R. Jan Thompson’s contributions to the Church’s disaster ministries. Blood donors can sign up online or on site.

A Volunteer’s Observations Serving with Brethren Disaster Ministries
March 23, 2015
I was invited to go with a group from Indian Creek Church of the Brethren for a week of volunteering with Brethren Disaster Ministries. That week was one of the most significant events in my life and I really fell in love with BDM.

Typhoon Haiyan recovery aided by $175,000 in disaster grants
July 8, 2014
Typhoon Haiyan cut a 1,000-mile wide gash across the lush Philippine Islands on November 9, 2013.

CDS holds seminar for project managers
July 3, 2014
Thirty-four Children's Disaster Services (CDS) project managers gathered in June for a 3-day leadership seminar at the Zigler Hospitality Center in New Windsor, Md.

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Grants from EDF support Brethren Disaster Ministries projects in New Jersey, Colorado (April 8, 2015)

Two Brethren Disaster Ministries project sites in the United States are receiving support through grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF), totaling $75,000. Brethren Disaster Ministries also has directed an EDF grant to the island nation of Vanuatu after it was hit by Tropical Cyclone Pam. Read more »


Summer workcamp to be at new Brethren Disaster Ministries project site in Colorado (March 31, 2015)

Brethren Disaster Ministries is opening a new disaster recovery project in Greeley, Colo., in May. Several days of heavy rain in the fall of 2013 turned five rivers into raging torrents through the hills and canyons north of Denver. The flooding destroyed 1,882 homes and left 5,566 others with major damage. Read more »


‘They called to us to come closer’: An interview with a Chibok girl who escaped (March 31, 2015)

On the night of April 14, 2014, Hauwa was in her room at school when she heard voices outside. When she looked outside she saw soldiers coming toward their dormitory. “They called to us to come closer,” Hauwa recalls. “When we got closer to the men, they asked us where our teachers were. When we told them that our teachers were staying in town, they wanted us to show them where the food was being stored. It became clear to us that these men were not soldiers but Boko Haram. We were all very frightened. Before we realized what was happening, they began shoving us into cars and driving us away.” Read more »


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