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“This bridge? It’s Christmas”

Twenty-nine families in Iron Station, North Carolina, are sleeping better at night. And their daytimes got better, too, after Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) volunteers constructed a new 60-foot bridge to carry them in and out of their beloved...

An elevated home in Crisfield, MD next to a home that sits in water that has not been lifted.

Crisfield is getting a New Year’s boost

The small town of Crisfield, Maryland, is getting a boost in the form of 106 home elevations that will put residents—who have borne the brunt of repetitive flooding—out of harm’s way. The mitigation project is being led by a new Blue...

“After the storm, you get a rainbow”

MDS dedicated three new homes in Crisfield, Maryland on April 12, boosting flood recovery in the city located on the Tangier Sound, an an arm of the Chesapeake Bay. Crisfield, hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, has suffered from repeat flooding...

A wall gets raised by volunteers in Crisfield, MD

Brothers in service

By Lois Wenger Brothers don’t always think or act alike.  But two Visser brothers have a good thing going.  Isaac, 17, and Ezekiel, 15, are getting some MDS experiences under their belts. Tool belts, that is. Isaac had his first stint...

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