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MDS continues its work in Bastrop County

In September 2011, the most destructive wildfire in Texas history and one of the top most destructive wildfires in US history struck Bastrop County, Texas destroying almost 1700 homes, 38 businesses, 34,000 acres and it resulted in the loss of 2...

National Forest Removing Spruce Beetle Trees

Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp (RMMC) called on Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) and camp volunteers to remove dead trees because of the spruce beetle infestation. Pike National Forest this January, called on contractors to do the same with the goal...

Love Your Neighbor

Waynesboro, VA — Hurricanes slamming the coast bring damaging winds, torrential rains and can displace thousands of people at a time. Long periods of rain or a series of thunderstorms can cause major flooding that sweep homes off foundations and...

MDS Ontario Responds to Windsor Flooding 2016

On September 29, thousands of basements were flooded in the Windsor-Essex area after 200 mm of rain fell in a 24 hour period. Many homeowners had no flood insurance or very limited coverage. Samaritans Purse Canada (SPC) coordinated the initial...

MDS partner: “we love the excellence”

Lafayette, LA – When Amy Speidel looks at her file of 50 homes in need of repair in the Lafayette area of Louisiana, she sees more than a list of names. “Here, nobody is a cookie cutter,” she said, “and the repair needs are as dynamic as the...

MDS leaves legacy of trust

Lafayette, LA – Bruce Weber, Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) project director in Lafayette, Louisiana, spent several months this fall getting flood survivors back into their homes. In the wake of an August 2016 unnamed storm, hundreds of...

Recognizing hope that inspires

Detroit, MI – A ceremony recognizing two and a half years of flood response work by Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) in the Detroit neighborhood of Osborn was held January 20, 2017 at the Christian Community Fellowship Church (CCF) in Osborn. The...

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