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Hurricane Sandy recovery is progressing on the Jersey coast.

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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.

BDM a welcome presence in Schoharie, NY
June 12, 2013
An unassuming brick ranch house in the little village of Schoharie, NY has become the temporary home of BDM volunteers.

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