Disaster Ministry News
The latest grants from two Church of the Brethren funds--the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) and the Global Food Initiative (GFI)--have been given to Brethren Disaster Ministries work following flooding in the area of Columbia, S.C.; the church’s mission in South Sudan, where staff are responding to needs of people affected by the country’s civil war; the Shalom Ministry for Reconciliation in the Democratic Republic of Congo serving people affected by conflict; and community gardens related to Church of the Brethren congregations. Read more »
Children’s Disaster Services volunteers have responded following flooding in New York State, and the program has been put on alert to send teams to respond to wildfires in California. Read more »
Five members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) were killed in a recent Boko Haram attack in Adamawa State. Reporting the incident happened in a no-network area of Adamawa State, EYN district church secretary Mildlu Rev. Bitrus Kabu said Wakara Village was attacked from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. Read more »
June 11, 2013
"Our yards were clean, but our homes were still gone," said a couple from Holton, Ind. Then "the Brethren came into our lives."
BDM offers advice on how to help tornado survivors
May 23, 2013
In the wake of the Moore, Okla. tornado, Brethren Disaster Ministries suggests practical ways to help.
BDM aids village in South Sudan
March 22, 2013
The remote South Sudan village of Lafon suffered a destructive fire on January 25. Brethren Disaster Ministries has provided a grant to help the village recover.
Volunteers work through winter in Upstate New York
March 15, 2013
Many dedicated souls have been braving blustery winter weather in Binghamton and Prattsville, New York, the sites of two ongoing Brethren Disaster Ministries recovery projects.
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