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Hooked on MDS

Roman Heuft went to Williams Lake, B.C. last year to serve for just a week with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS)—it was a way to use his career skills in construction management to help people whose houses were destroyed by wildfires. Then he got...

From Mexico to MDS

People who serve with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) come from all over North America—and that includes Mexico, too. That’s where Dietrich Reimer, 25, and Rosa Quintana, 26 are from. The couple, members of the Blumenau Mennonite Church in...

A house surrounded by water and trees.

2019 Midwest Flooding Response

MDS is actively monitoring the situation across the Midwest, especially the hard hit areas of Nebraska and Iowa. Local MDS volunteers are actively responding with cleanup/muck out crews in Nebraska. MDS is working with local emergency management...

A man walks past a house surrounded by fallen trees.

2019 Spring Storms Response

Lee County, Alabama Tornado MDS sent in an investigation team to Macon, Barbour and Lee counties to determine the needs and how MDS can be most helpful. Search and rescue efforts have been wrapped up and everyone is accounted for. Permits to travel...

A house with part of it's roof missing.

2018 Super Typhoon Yutu Response

On October 25 Saipan took a direct hit from one of the strongest typhoons (hurricanes) ever recorded to make landfall, at over 180 mph. Many homes were damaged or destroyed, but we have since heard that many or most of the MDS-built houses survived...

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