Home for the holidays: Volunteers help Sandy survivor return home
November 27, 2013
After Super Storm Sandy destroyed her house, Tina W, a single mother of three, lived in her car while her children stayed with relatives. Finally, they have been reunited in their rebuilt home.
Volunteers, churches respond to Illinois tornadoes
November 26, 2013
A Children's Disaster Services team is responding today; Illinois and Wisconsin District Disaster Coordinator visits hard-hit town of Washington, Ill.
Brethren Disaster Ministries responds to Illinois tornado outbreak
November 19, 2013
Following an intense outbreak of thunderstorms and tornadoes that heavily impacted parts of Illinois and Indiana on Sunday, Nov. 17, Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) is preparing to be involved as needed in those states.
The 'God moments' I have witnessed
July 19, 2013
Rick Koch awoke to a beautiful spring day some 30 years ago, but found a tornado had hit the other side of town. He shares how this and other disaster response experiences have touched his life.
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Disaster and mission staff offer support after fire in South Sudan village
(April 17, 2013)
Staff of Brethren Disaster Ministries and Global Mission and Service have offered support to South Sudanese villagers affected by a recent fire, through a grant from the denomination’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF). Other recent disaster relief grants have gone to Church World Service work at a refugee camp in Thailand, and areas of southern states in the US affected by recent storms.
Brethren Disaster Ministries names advisory group, seeks input to survey
(March 21, 2013)
More than 700 people already have responded to a new online survey about the work of Brethren Disaster Ministries. “We want your feedback!” said an announcement of the survey from Brethren Disaster Ministries and Children’s Disaster Services. Take the survey at www.brethren.org/BDMsurvey .
Major US ecumenical organizations restructure
(March 7, 2013)
Two long-standing ecumenical bodies in the United States--the National Council of Churches (NCC) and Church World Service (CWS)--have undergone restructuring and re-envisioning in recent months. The NCC began a plan for re-envisioning and restructuring last fall including elimination of administrative positions on the staff and a move away from historic headquarters in New York. CWS, which formerly shared the same general assembly as the NCC, has instituted a new governing structure that is independent of denominational representation. CWS is the primary means through which Brethren Disaster Ministries extends its work internationally.