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“Take care of each other”

Michael Bering paused in the shade on his back patio in LaPlace, Louisiana, chatting for a few minutes with his brother, Edward, who has come by to lend him some moral support as he copes with the havoc Hurricane Ida wreaked on his home. Michael’s...

A few men take the roof off of a building.

MDS in the city: “This is what we do”

When an electrical fire in August all but destroyed LaTanya Wade’s house on the outskirts of Philadelphia, she wasn’t sure where to turn. She had no fire insurance, and the damage meant the house had to be entirely gutted and rebuilt. A city...

A man sprays off concrete to clean up the dirt left by flood water.

2018 Hurricane Florence Response

What is the MDS response to Hurricane Florence? A bus load of Amish from Lancaster County PA arrived in Lumberton NC the morning of October 1st. They were the first of a number of early response groups that have, and will continue to, rotate into the...

The back yard of a house with water and debris.

In the wake of Hurricane Florence

Even before Hurricane Florence made landfall on September 14 at 7:15 a.m. in Wilmington, North Carolina, Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) was quietly gearing up a response that will range from damage assessments to long-term home rebuilds. In simpler...

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