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Brethren Disaster Ministries Updates

The February/March 2016 Shenandoah Journal featured updates on work on several Brethren Disaster Ministries project sites - Luray, Va.; Moyers, W.Va.; New Jersey; Harts, W.Va.; and Colorado, plus information on how to volunteer to work with Brethren Disaster Ministries, how to rent a District vehicle and how to plan an event to assemble kits for Church World Service. All of the stories are linked on this Web site; go to the Shenandoah Journal column under News and Events/Publications.

The current project site is Detroit, Michigan, doing recovery work following a major flood in August 2014. Work consists of framing out walls, hanging furring strips, sheet rock, mudding, painting walls and floors and laying plastic flooring. Housing for volunteers in Detroit is in a monastery, a site found to be very comfortable and safe, according to some who have already volunteered there.

Join the Work of Brethren Disaster Ministries

Every volunteer is required to complete this registration form (revised as of July 2016) for each day he or she works on-site.

The Disaster Ministries Coordinating Team encourages volunteers to contact Jerry Ruff at 540-447-0306, Warren Rodeffer, 540-471-7738 or 540-908-5507, or Galen Halterman, 540-256-9356, for details and to sign up.

2016 Disaster Ministries Schedule

Oct. 9-15

Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Dec. 11-17

2017 Disaster Ministries Schedule

Date Location Workers Needed
Jan. 8-14   South Carolina 15 volunteers
Feb. 5-11     To be determined     15
Feb. 26-March 4 South Carolina     15
April 9-15         To be determined     15
May 21-27 South Carolina 15
June 4-10 South Carolina 7 or 8 (with Virlina District)
July 9-15 To be determined     15
Aug. 20-26 South Carolina         15
Sept. 17-23 South Carolina 7 or 8 (with Mid-Atlantic District)
Sept. 24-30 To be determined     15
Oct. 8-14 South Carolina 7 or 8 (with Virlina District)
Oct. 15-21 South Carolina 15
Dec. 3-9 To be determined 15













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