Disaster grant supports home rebuilding by Congolese Brethren following eruption of Nyiragongo volcano

Brethren Disaster Ministries staff have directed an additional grant of $25,000 from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to support repair or rebuilding of 54 homes damaged in the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo. The volcano erupted near the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on May 22.

Previous EDF grants for this appeal include an initial grant of $5,000 on May 26 that supported Eglise des Freres au Congo (the Church of the Brethren in the DRC) in providing food relief to at-risk families, and a grant of $25,000 given on July 1 that was used for continued food aid.

With this grant, the Goma congregation plans to repair 23 homes damaged in the eruption and build 31 new homes to replace houses that were destroyed, providing shelter for 432 people including 240 children.

To contribute financially to this work, give online at https://churchofthebrethren.givingfuel.com/bdm.

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