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Home for Thanksgiving

Eureka, Kan. — The Hatcher family is looking forward to eating turkey and dressing in their new home this Thanksgiving.  Their previous home was destroyed by a tornado in July 2016.  On Saturday, September 16 this vision became more real as...

MDS representative on the ground in Puerto Rico

Lititz, PA – Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) regional operations coordinator, Larry Stoner, arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, September 26, to begin a 10-day assessment of the situation there and how MDS will assist. “I landed at noon...

MDS planning to rebuild in Puerto Rico

Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) regional operations coordinator, Larry Stoner, was booked to arrive in San Juan, Puerto Rico Monday, September 25. That flight was canceled on Sunday the day before. He rebooked for Tuesday morning. That flight was...

MDS takes first steps in Harvey response

Bloomington, Tex. — When Hurricane Harvey barreled ashore around Rockport, Texas, its Category 4 fury showed no mercy as it tore through the cotton fields and small towns of Victoria, Calhoun, Aransas and Refugio counties of southeast Texas. It...

Hurricane Harvey update – MDS team in Texas

Lititz, Pa. – A Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) assessment team arrived Wednesday in southeast Texas to explore early response needs for clean-up and rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey. While blue skies and sunny weather greeted them, they were...

MDS assessment team heading to Texas

Lititz, Pa. – A Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) assessment team will arrive in eastern Texas on Wednesday, August 30, to begin a 5-day exploration of need and eventual MDS response to Hurricane Harvey. The team will begin its work in Austin,...

Kansas Unit looking for volunteers

The Kansas Unit is looking for volunteers to help with a parking lot build. The home being constructed in Eureka, Kansas will first be framed by volunteers in a parking lot over three evenings next week. The build will take place at First...

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