Disaster Ministry News


Nigeria Crisis Response continues to meet needs in the face of devastating trauma (May 27, 2016)

The response to the Nigeria crisis from the Church of the Brethren has been nothing short of spectacular. Over the last 16 months we have been able to provide support for Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) and five NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations). Read more »


Children’s Disaster Services presents new training program in Nigeria (April 29, 2016)

Along with Paul Fry-Miller, John Kinsel, and Josh Kinsel (John’s son), I returned this week from a trip to Nigeria. While John Kinsel and I presented a new training program on trauma healing for children, on behalf of Children’s Disaster Services, Paul Fry-Miller and Norm Waggy presented medical training to 16 community health workers. Read more »


Brethren Disaster Ministries begins work at new rebuilding project site in Detroit (April 29, 2016)

“There has been a lot going on at the BDM office over the past few weeks,” said a recent report from Brethren Disaster Ministries director Jenn Dorsch. A major new effort of Brethren Disaster Ministries is a rebuilding project in Detroit, Mich., in an area affected by flooding in August 2014. Read more »


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BDM Features


Director of Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships visits BDM site
March 14, 2013
Director of Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships visits BDM site

Volunteers prepare $100,000 gift for hurricane victims - set record
January 16, 2013
On December 14, 150 volunteers assembled 1,000 Emergency Clean-up Buckets for victims of Hurricane Sandy – and they did it in 60 minutes.

BDM celebrates with Town of Pulaski
November 28, 2012
Brethren Disaster Ministries joined the Town of Pulaski in celebration on November 14 upon completion of the tornado recovery project.

BDM Hurricane Sandy situation report
November 2, 2012
Brethren Disaster Ministries gives a situation report following Hurricane Sandy’s destructive landfall on October 29, 2012.

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