Brethren Disaster Ministries Marks Fifth Anniversary of Katrina

Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 27, 2010 Above, a Children’s Disaster Services volunteer cares for an infant following Hurricane Katrina. Five years later, the Church of the Brethren is still working to mitigate the suffering caused by the hurricane, with an ongoing Brethren Disaster Ministries rebuilding project in St. Bernard Parish near New Orleans. Below, a volunteer

Disaster Child Care Continues Work in New Orleans

(April 13, 2007) — Disaster Child Care volunteers continue to serve in New Orleans, La., as part of the FEMA Louisiana Welcome Home Center, established to help aid returning families in their road to recovery. As of April 9, 27 child care volunteers have interacted with 595 children since the opening of the project on

Newsline for February 28, 2007

“The Lord is my light and my salvation….” — Psalm 27:1a NEWS 1) Neuman-Lee and Shumate head 2007 Annual Conference ballot. 2) General Board Executive Committee visits disaster relief in the Gulf. 3) Gather ’Round staff set plans for future 4) Brethren member participates in Darfur work of UN subcommittee. 5) Fund gives grants to

Fund Gives $95,000 for Middle East, Katrina Relief, South Sudan, Other Grants

The Emergency Disaster Fund of the Church of the Brethren General Board has given a total of $95,000 in grants announced today. The amount includes grants for peace efforts in the Middle East along with Brethren disaster relief work in the Gulf following Hurricane Katrina, and support for displaced people returning to southern Sudan, among

New Disaster Response Project Opening in Mississippi

Brethren Disaster Response is opening a new Hurricane Katrina recovery project in McComb, Miss., following the holidays. McComb is in southwestern Mississippi, just north of the Louisiana border. Effective Jan. 1, all volunteers who were scheduled for the Pensacola, Fla., project will be assigned instead to the new Mississippi project. District disaster relief coordinators will

Disaster Response Staff Reflect on Katrina

Church of the Brethren Disaster Response continues to rebuild and repair homes in the Gulf coast following the destruction caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita a year ago. Aug. 29 marked the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s heartrending devastation as the storm slammed the Gulf coast. Although the storm made landfall in southeastern Louisiana, heavy

Funds Give Grants for Lebanon Crisis, Katrina Rebuilding, Food Security in Guatemala

In recent grants from the General Board’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) and Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF), $68,555 has been given for disaster and hunger relief. An EDF allocation of $25,000 helps alleviate the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Lebanon between forces of Hezbollah and Israel. The grant will help provide emergency supplies

IMA Supports Brethren Response to Katrina and Rita Disasters

The first-ever domestic disaster response by Interchurch Medical Assistance (IMA) has provided $19,500 for rebuilding work coordinated by the Church of the Brethren Emergency Response office. Created in 1960 to support overseas church-based health development and emergency response activities, IMA had never been called on to assist with a domestic disaster until Hurricane Katrina hit

Newsline for June 7, 2006

“When you send forth your spirit….” — Psalm 104:30 NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust explores ways to offset cost of medical insurance. 2) New guidelines issued for denominational memorial tribute. 3) On Earth Peace board begins strategic planning process. 4) Global Food Crisis Fund supports micro credit in Dominican Republic. 5) El Fondo para la

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