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Why does Okanogan, Washington need MDS?

Forty-seven new homes and counting. In a community that has suffered from wildfires since 2014, with the most recent in 2020, long-term recovery has been quietly progressing. MDS is a vital part of volunteer efforts that have kept hope alive for...

“A beautiful, peaceful sanctuary”

The hummingbirds are coming back. So are the deer: a doe with twin fawns has been grazing close to Christy Allen’s new house, built by MDS volunteers. From her deck—constructed with a ramp since she uses a walker—Allen overlooks Cameron...

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...

The Joy of Serving

More than 1,000 Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) volunteers, donors and partners traveled from across the U.S. and Canada for an Annual Celebration on Feb. 10-11, held at The Worship Center in Lancaster, Pa. Exploring the theme “The Joy of Serving...

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