Brethren Disaster Ministries has announced an extended suspension of its rebuilding sites. This will temporarily move the reopening date of the Carolinas site to May 3 and the Puerto Rico site to April 25, extending the current suspension for two additional weeks.
As was previously planned, the Tampa, Fla., site has closed and the location of Project 2 is scheduled to move to Dayton, Ohio, for tornado recovery as soon as possible. However, the date of the new project opening will not happen until after May 2 or later due to all of the factors that are involved in the move from Florida to Ohio and setting up volunteer housing.
All dates are subject to change depending on CDC guidance, restrictions from local officials in the project site areas and other states, and local partners being willing to accept volunteers. Brethren Disaster Ministries continues to be in close contact with local partners while monitoring when it will be acceptable to send volunteers without imposing any health concerns for volunteers, host community, and homeowners.