March 16, 2017
Detroit: Blessing out of Disaster
Detroit, MI — A commemoration ceremony was held earlier this year to honor the work done by Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) and the more than 1,000 volunteers who helped in the community after the 2014 flooding. This marked the official end to the two and half year response which helped more than 400 homeowners on clean up and repair work.
Several homeowners were invited to share their experience with MDS volunteers. They thanked the volunteers for their generosity helping residents gain a sense of hope and improve their living situation.
MDS truly believes that God was honored through the work of volunteers through service and learning in Detroit. For a detailed report and review of the project please read the Detroit Report. In it you will find facts and figures as well as stories about MDS and its work in Detroit.