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Summer students reflect on service with MDS

Eight students received scholarships to serve in Cape Breton Long days and early mornings, and a “ton of manual labour.” That’s one of the things Jared Sumner of Surrey, B.C. remembers about his month in Cape Breton as a student scholarship...

“A Way to do Something Meaningful in Summer”

Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) projects depend on many things to be successful—tools, materials, expert advice and direction from Project Directors and Crew Leaders. And good food—and lots of it. That’s where cooks like Hannah Cober, 27, of...

“You brought hope and love to the community”

For Amanda McDougall-Merrill, Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, volunteers with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Canada did more than repair homes damaged by Hurricane Fiona in Cape Breton. “You brought hope and love to the community...

Maui wildfires

MDS is monitoring and assessing the needs amid the tragic wildfires in Maui, Hawaii, as the death toll nears 100 people and is expected to rise. Officials anticipate search and rescue operations will continue through the week. MDS has been...

Manitoba youth group serves in Red Lake

We arrived late Sunday, July 9th in the afternoon to serve at the Red Lake Nation. It was hit by a tornado in 2021, which brought with it heavy amounts of baseball sized hail and damaged siding and broke windows. We worked on a total of four houses,...

Ken Bergen from Okotoks, Alberta working on siding.

Photo essay: MDS at work in Glace Bay

From May 7-13, Ruth Bergen Braun, who does communications for Mennonite Church Alberta, was in Cape Breton working on houses with MDS. She took some photos while she was there.   An MDS van in front of house being repaired in Glace Bay.  ...

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