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2018 Hurricane Michael Response

MDS has two assessment teams that started investigating Wednesday, October 17. These assessment teams set up a base at Rivertown Community Church in Marianna, FL, in the heart of a heavily damaged swath. Most of the damage is wind related with huge...

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...

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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...

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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