Disaster Ministry News
Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has sent a new team to Hawaii to continue the response to the volcanic eruption that was begun by local volunteers Petie Brown and Randy Kawate. The American Red Cross had requested a CDS team to respond on the Big Island of Hawaii. The new team arrived at the Pahoa shelter on Wednesday, June 6. Read more »
The Centre for Caring, Empowerment, and Peace Initiatives (CCEPI) Humanitarian Analysis project tells many stories. Dr. Rebecca S. Dali started the non-governmental organization (NGO) 29 years ago, in 1989 before Boko Haram violence began to plague northern Nigeria. She started CCEPI because she herself experienced hunger, gender-based violence, and extreme poverty growing up. Her passion for those struggling to live in northeast Nigeria led Dali to provide livelihood, trauma healing, protection monitoring, as well as basic food, clothing, and shelter, and most recently re-integration of abducted women into society. Read more »
Devastated church denomination Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has organized a day-long Interfaith Peace Conference in Yola, the state capital of Adamawa State. President of the denomination, Joel S. Billi, spoke at the occasion urged participants from the major religions, Christians and Muslims, to be ambassadors of peace. Read more »
July 2, 2012
Brethren Disaster Ministries trained 15 new disaster project leaders during a 10-day workshop in May.
Steve Keim named Volunteer of the Year
May 10, 2012
Steve Keim, a BDM volunteer project leader, was named Volunteer of the Year by National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster on Tuesday, May 8. Keim also was a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Disaster relief auctions in May
April 27, 2012
If it’s May, it’s auction time! Two big disaster relief auctions are happening soon to benefit Brethren Disaster Ministries.
When the wind blows
April 10, 2012
Reflections on a week spent volunteering at the Brethren Disaster Ministries tornado recovery project in Arab, Alabama during McPherson College's spring break.
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