Disaster Ministry News


Northeast Nigeria experiencing food crisis, Brethren response team continues food distributions (September 30, 2016)

UNICEF and other groups are warning of a serious and worsening humanitarian crisis in areas of northeast Nigeria where food and other assistance is not reaching people in need, in particular young children. The Associated Press has published an interview with UNICEF nutrition chief for Nigeria, Arjan de Wagt, who spoke of the likelihood of thousands of deaths of children to famine and associated diseases. Read more »


Children’s Disaster Services completes its service in Baton Rouge (September 30, 2016)

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has completed six weeks of volunteer work caring for children and families affected by severe flooding in Louisiana. The 29 CDS volunteers who took part set up childcare centers in multiple locations in Baton Rouge, including shelters, and worked with two partner organizations--FEMA and the American Red Cross. Read more »


Nigerian Brethren welcome Church of the Brethren executive staff, continue relief efforts (September 23, 2016)

Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has welcomed a visit from Global Mission and Service executive staff Jay Wittmeyer and Roy Winter, who also heads up Brethren Disaster Ministries. The two church staff from the US have been meeting with Nigerian church leaders including EYN president Joel S. Billi and leaders of EYN’s Disaster Relief Ministry, as well as other groups. 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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