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


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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