The Emergency Disaster Fund has financed Brethren Disaster Ministries to serve the most vulnerable communities anywhere since 1960. This has included rebuilding and home repair in various forms.
Rebuilding project locations for the most recent 5 years
|April 16-29, 2023||July 2022 Floods||Eastern KY|
|April 2022 – Dec 17, 2022||August 21-23, 2021 storms||Waverly, TN|
|Oct 2-22, 2022||Dec 2021 Tornadoes||Dawson Springs, KY|
|Sept 2020-May 2021 & Nov 2021-Apr 2022||Hurricane Florence||Pamlico County, NC|
|Oct 3 – 16, 2021||Flooding 2019||Omaha, NE|
|June 2-5, 2021||Derecho||Marshalltown, IA|
|July 2020-Nov 2020 & May to Oct 2021||May 2019 Tornadoes||Dayton, Ohio|
|Sept 2018-June 2020||Hurricane Maria||Puerto Rico|
|April 2018-Mar 2020||Hurricanes Matthew and Florence||Lumberton, NC|
|Jan 2020-Mar 2020||Hurricane Irma||Tampa, FL|
|Sept 2019-Dec 2019||Hurricane Irma||Jacksonville, FL|
|Sept 2018, Dec 2018, Jan 2019||Hurricanes Irma & Maria 2017||US Virgin Islands|
|Sept 2017-April 2018||Hurricane Matthew||Marion County, SC|
Celebrating An Answered Call: Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Recovery Reporting
Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017 as a Category 4 storm with 155-mph winds, causing an estimated $100 billion in damage to infrastructure, services, agriculture and structures, and leaving Puerto Ricans with little or no consistent access to power, safe water, and resources.
All seven of Church of the Brethren congregations in Puerto Rico, and their communities, were among those affected by the hurricanes. BDM partnered with the Church of the Brethren Puerto Rico district immediately following the hurricane by providing emergency funding and materials. The partnership continued with BDM working with the district Recovery Committee on a home repair and construction program to benefit church members and their communities from September 2018 through June 2020. Read more about this completed project here.