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Town of Crisfield wraps hardship with hope

A crew of eight volunteers from Puerto Rico are “paying it forward” this week in Crisfield, Maryland, where they are building a new home for a flood survivor.    Volunteer Demeric Flores, from Ponce, said he sees the parallels between the...

Sealing in the blessings

Utuado, Puerto Rico – Charlotte Dillard was part of our MDS work group in mid-June.  She didn’t speak any Spanish but had a relational manner that transcended the language barrier. Her smiles, hugs, and caring nature reached the hearts of...

Addressing high voltage needs in Puerto Rico

Ponce, Puerto Rico — After he graduated from high school in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Rolando Flores trained as an electrician. He wired circuits, transformed power, illuminated the dark, kept energy flowing—all without letting too many sparks fly...

MDS representative on the ground in Puerto Rico

Lititz, PA – Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) regional operations coordinator, Larry Stoner, arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, September 26, to begin a 10-day assessment of the situation there and how MDS will assist. “I landed at noon...

MDS planning to rebuild in Puerto Rico

Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) regional operations coordinator, Larry Stoner, was booked to arrive in San Juan, Puerto Rico Monday, September 25. That flight was canceled on Sunday the day before. He rebooked for Tuesday morning. That flight was...

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