Children’s Disaster Services Offers Additional Training Workshops

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) is offering three additional volunteer training workshops this fall and winter. CDS is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren and part of Brethren Disaster Ministries. For online registration and a list of previously announced trainings go to www.brethren.org/cds/training/dates.html .

CDS and its trained and certified volunteers provide care for children and families following disasters. The CDS workshops provide required training for volunteers who wish to serve in the program.

A workshop will be hosted by Frederick (Md.) Church of the Brethren on Oct. 30-31, 2015. The local contact, Jim Dorsch, may be reached at 240-409-7206 or deijim@aol.com .

A workshop will be hosted by Sebring (Fla.) Church of the Brethren on Jan. 29-30, 2016. The local contact, Terry Smalley, may be reached at 863-253-1098 or sebringcob@outlook.com .

A workshop will be hosted in Windham, Maine, by the Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency on April 1-2, 2016. The local contact, Margaret Cushing, may be reached at 207-892-6785 or cushing@cumberlandcounty.org .

For more information about the ministry of Children’s Disaster Services go to www.brethren.org/cds . To contact the CDS staff, call 800-451-4407 or e-mail associate director Kathleen Fry-Miller at kfry-miller@brethren.org .