Disaster Ministry News


Children’s Disaster Services sends third team to Houston, Orlando team completes service (June 24, 2016)

“We have another team headed out to Houston, Texas, this week, third one this summer,” reports Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) associate director Kathleen Fry-Miller. “I know the people there are getting very weary of all the flooding and water. I’m so grateful that we have volunteers willing to go.” Read more »


CDS team cares for children, offers a supportive presence in Orlando (June 17, 2016)

Our Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) Orlando team has reported that they feel they are at the right place to offer support. The team is serving in the Family Assistance Center (FAC) that was set up starting Wednesday for families of those who were killed early Sunday morning and for survivors and their families. Read more »


Children’s Disaster Services team to work in Orlando following gun massacre (June 14, 2016)

In response to the horrific shooting in Orlando, Fla., the American Red Cross has asked Children's Disaster Services (CDS) to send a team of caregivers. Since 1980, CDS has been meeting the needs of children by setting up child care centers in shelters and disaster assistance centers across the nation. Specially trained to respond to traumatized children, volunteers provide a calm, safe, and reassuring presence in the midst of the chaos created by natural and human-caused disasters. CDS is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren and is part of Brethren Disaster Ministries. Read more »


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BDM Features


Children’s Disaster Services teams respond to WA mudslide
March 28, 2014
Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has deployed volunteer teams in response to the catastrophic mudslide in Washington. The teams will care for children who have lost or missing family members.

Tindog Tacloban (Stand Up Tacloban)
January 29, 2014
On their recent trip to the Philippines, Roy Winter and Peter Barlow heard stories that "bring tears." They found people who are intensely worried about their future after Typhoon Haiyan.

Hope is renewed for Hurricane Irene survivors
December 11, 2013
Two years after the flood, Bob and Donna were frustrated and angry. But that began to change shortly after BDM volunteers arrived to repair their damaged home.

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.

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