Disaster Ministry News
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 (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 »
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 »
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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