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


Messages of thanks from Holton, Ind.
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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