Children’s Disaster Services to Hold Hawaii Workshops

Children’s Disaster Services provides for the needs of children following disasters. The program is partnering with volunteer organizations in Hawai’i to hold five volunteer training events in April and May. (This photo by Jane Hahn dates from a CDS response in 2008.)

Children’s Disaster Services is partnering with Hawai`i State Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (HS VOAD) to provide free workshops to train volunteers to meet the unique needs of children following a disaster.  The 30-hour workshops are being held on all major islands. Participants arrive at 5:00 p.m. on day one, sleep overnight in the facility, and leave the second day at about 7:00 p.m. All meals and supplies are provided. Workshops will be held at the following locations:

  • Oahu, April 25-26, Camp Homelani, Waialua
  • Kauai, April 28-29, Breath of Life Church, Lihue
  • Hilo, May 1-2, Location to be announced
  • Kona, May 4-5, Location to be announced
  • Maui, May 6-7, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Kahului

For more information or to register for these workshops contact: Diane L. Reece at (808) 681-1410, Fax: (808) 440-4710, Email: .

Children’s Disaster Services is a Church of the Brethren ministry working cooperatively with FEMA and the American Red Cross to provide care for children and families following disasters. The program has been meeting the needs of children since 1980. A national network of trained and screened volunteers is maintained, ready to respond whenever a disaster strikes.


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