Disaster Ministry News


Emergency Disaster Fund supports aid for Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew (January 20, 2017)

Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed a grant of $50,000 from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to support the next phase of response to devastation in Haiti caused by Hurricane Matthew. The storm hit the island on Oct. 4, 2016, as a powerful category 4 hurricane, causing widespread damage and considerable losses, and up to 1,600 deaths. Read more »


Violence continues in Nigeria, report Church of the Brethren and EYN staff (January 14, 2017)

Although we have seen Facebook posts and news releases stating that the Nigerian army has defeated the Boko Haram, violence still continues in northeast Nigeria. Most of the ongoing attacks in the Madagali and Gwoza area are not reported anywhere. One big attack, killing or injuring over 100 people in a Madagali market in December, did make the news. Read more »


Nigeria Crisis Response provides overview of work in 2016 (January 14, 2017)

A summary of the Nigeria Crisis Response work carried out in 2016 has been provided to Newsline by coordinator Roxane Hill. The Nigeria Crisis Response is a joint effort of the Church of the Brethren and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). The Church of the Brethren’s Global Mission and Service and Brethren Disaster Ministries are both involved in the effort. The following summary covers the year through November and includes tallies of accomplishments in the seven areas of focus. For more about the Nigeria Crisis Response go to www.brethren.org/nigeriacrisis . 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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