Children’s Disaster Services Offers Training Workshops in Hawaii, Indiana, Oregon

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CDS volunteer Pearl Miller reads with a child in Joplin, Missouri, following severe tornadoes

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS), a Church of the Brethren ministry offering care for children and families following disasters, is holding three volunteer training workshops in September and October. The workshops will be held in Hawaii, Indiana, and Oregon. Cost is $45. Register and find more information at www.brethren.org/cds/training/dates.html .

Honolulu, Hawaii, is the location of a Sept. 5-6 workshop. For more information about registering for this training, contact Kathy Fry-Miller, associate director of Children’s Disaster Services, at kfry-miller@brethren.org or 260-704-1443.

Manchester Church of the Brethren in North Manchester, Ind., is host of a CDS workshop on Sept. 19-20. Register online for this event. The local contact person is Susan Finney, 260-901-0063.

Portland, Ore., is the site for a CDS workshop on Oct. 24-25. Register online for this event. The workshop will be held at Fruit and Flower,  2378 NW Irving, Portland. The local contact is Rhonda McDowall, 503-228-8349.

Cost to attend a CDS volunteer training workshop is $45, which includes all meals, curriculum, and one overnight stay. A late fee of $55 is required when registrations are mailed less than three weeks before the event. For CDS volunteers, there is a $25 retraining fee. Workshops are limited to 25 persons, so early registration is recommended.

Workshops are scheduled throughout the year. To be notified of upcoming workshops, please send an e-mail with name, address, and e-mail address to CDS@brethren.org .

Find out more about what participants may expect at a CDS workshop, and what to bring along, at www.brethren.org/cds/training . For more information and questions, call the CDS office at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., at 800-451-4407, ext. 5.