The District
News & Events
Service Opportunities

Disaster Ministries
Coordinating Team

Jerry Ruff,
District Coordinator

Warren Rodeffer,
Project, Equipment Manager

Galen Halterman,
Communications Manager



Haitian Pastor Volunteers At Moyers

Shenandoah District volunteers at the home-building project in Moyers, W.Va., welcomed a long-distance friend, Pastor Geordany Joseph from Haiti, as a colleague. He is a frequent visitor in the District and also is a welcoming host when teams go to Haiti to help with his ministries there. Thanks for sharing the work!

Photo by Henry Elsea Jr.




BDM Center Consecrated

Earth-moving began Oct. 23, 2013, on construction of a utility building to house the Shenandoah District's Disaster Ministries vehicles and kit-preparation area. On April 26, 2015, the BDM Center was consecrated, followed by an open house and refreshments. In addition to housing the vehicles used in disaster ministries, the kit assembly room now stores items needed for the Church World Service kits and provides space for church groups to put the kits together as a fellowship and service opportunity.

Address is 1453 Westview Church Road, Weyers Cave, Va.

2015 Disaster Ministries Schedule

(Every volunteer is required to complete this registration/release form for each day he or she works on-site.)

These trips remain for 2015:

Sept. 6-12

Oct. 4-10 (Staunton Church of the Brethren)

Oct. 11-17 (Pleasant Valley Churh of the Brethren)

Dec. 6-12

2016 Disaster Ministries Schedule

(January still undetermined)

Feb. 21-27

March 13-19

April 10-23 (to Loveland, Colorado)

May 1-7

June 12-18

July 17-23

Aug. 21-27

Sept. 18-24

Oct. 9-15

Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Dec. 11-17

The Disaster Ministries Coordinating Team encourages volunteers to contact Jerry Ruff at 540-447-0306, Warren Rodeffer, 540-471-7738, or Galen Halterman, 540-941-8425, for details and to sign up.

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