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MDS experience leads to more volunteer work

Pine Ridge, S.D. – Sometimes a week of volunteer work with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is a stepping stone to another service project in another place and time. Recent college graduate Chris Guntz has been building on his service...

You could do this, too

Ron Long can easily recall times in his life when his job was extremely difficult, both physically and mentally. As a young man, after considering going into social work, he realized he liked using his hands. He began his career in construction as a...

From disaster on the street to tiny homes

Denver, Colorado — The Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Colorado Unit is responding to a local disaster that doesn’t easily fall into the criteria of a natural disaster, events MDS volunteers are well-known for addressing. Instead, what stands...

Wildfire recovery work ongoing in the Midwest

n early March devastating wildfires struck parts of Texas, Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma killing several people and destroying thousands of acres of land. As acres and acres burned many cattle and other livestock were killed and miles of fencing was...

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...

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