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


New BDM project leaders trained
July 2, 2012
Brethren Disaster Ministries trained 15 new disaster project leaders during a 10-day workshop in May.

Steve Keim named Volunteer of the Year
May 10, 2012
Steve Keim, a BDM volunteer project leader, was named Volunteer of the Year by National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster on Tuesday, May 8. Keim also was a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Disaster relief auctions in May
April 27, 2012
If it’s May, it’s auction time! Two big disaster relief auctions are happening soon to benefit Brethren Disaster Ministries.

When the wind blows
April 10, 2012
Reflections on a week spent volunteering at the Brethren Disaster Ministries tornado recovery project in Arab, Alabama during McPherson College's spring break.

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