CDS sends new team to respond to Hawaii volcano




Hawaii volcano
Photo courtesy of CDS

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has sent a new team to Hawaii to continue the response to the volcanic eruption that was begun by local volunteers Petie Brown and Randy Kawate. The American Red Cross had requested a CDS team to respond on the Big Island of Hawaii. The new team arrived at the Pahoa shelter on Wednesday, June 6.

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“The volcano is about five miles away from the shelter, and they need to be able to evacuate the shelter at any moment,” reported Kathleen Fry-Miller, CDS associate director.

“We are so grateful again for the work of CDS Hawaii volunteers Petie and Randy over the past month, providing some activities and nurturing interactions on a part-time basis with 76 children,” Fry-Miller said. “Now with school out and more evacuations, a full CDS team has arrived on Hawaii. Petie and Randy will join them when they can.”

For more about CDS, which is a ministry within Brethren Disaster Ministries, go to www.brethren.org/cds .

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