For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10, NIV)
York Center to Participate in Rehab in Missouri
York Center, in conjunction with the IL/WI District, is scheduled to participate in a volunteer team the week of November 12-18, 2017, at the Brethren Disaster Ministries project in Eureka, MO. Persons with a potential interest in being part of this team, or wanting more information should contact the BDM District Disaster Coordinator, Loren Habegger, at ILWI.DDC.LH@gmail.com .
York Center Participate in Rehab in South Carolina
On October 4-5, 2015, the Columbia, SC, area incurred a state all-time high rainfall of over 16 inches in a 24-hour period. The ensuing devastation resulted in over 100,000 homes being damaged or destroyed. As part of the multi-agency recovery process the Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) of the Church of the Brethren immediately initiated a project site in Columbia. In 2016, 103 BDM volunteers contributed an estimated 5680 hours rebuilding homes of flood victims. (BDM also participated with 11 other organizations in a separate Disaster Response Support Initiative in the Columbia area.)The BDM activity in SC has moved to a project in Marion County, SC.
During the week of January 22-28, 2017, 9 individuals from the Stanley, Rockford, and York Center congregations of the IL/WI District of the Church of the Brethren provided volunteer support at the Columbia site. The IL/WI team was joined by a team from Mid PA District CoB.
A slide show of additional pictures of the IL/WI week at the Columbia, SC, BDM site is available at https://goo.gl/photos/7eQx3R7fB7VEKCc67