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Who We Are

Mennonite Disaster Service is a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches that responds in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States.  

While the main focus is on clean up, repair and rebuilding homes, this service touches lives and nurtures hope, faith and wholeness.

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The annual All-Unit meeting will be held Feb. 12-13, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico. More information and registration materials will be available soon.

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Quilted Wall Hangings

Since November 2004, MDS house dedications include the gift of a quilted wall hanging to the new homeowners. The wall hangings are made and donated through the Mennonite Church USA Mennonite Women's group. If you are a quilter and would like more information on this program, e-mail MDS at communications(at)




Participants in the Silver 25 Cycle Ride raised approximately $8,000 for the MDS storm shelter project.


Ruby Ancar on the deck of her Grand Bayou home. MDS volunteers rebuilt her home after Hurricane Katrina.


Former Project Coordinators, Jerry and Doreen Klassen stand with Rev. Joan and Rev. Ronald Crockett on the steps of the building that housed MDS volunteers in New Orleans.

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The Silver 25 Cycle ride team in Steam Boat Springs.

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The Silver 25 Cycle Ride riders are ready to begin on Sep. 4 in Granby, CO.

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MDS volunteers debark trees at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp.

MDS monitors flooding in the Carolinas

As the disaster continues to unfold in the South Carolina and surrounding states, our thoughts and prayers are with the people in the midst of the flooding. MDS representatives are in touch with churches and our contacts in the area and other faith-based organizations. We are watching and gathering information and taking appropriate steps to determine where and when we might respond. MDS personnel will investigate in South Carolina the week of Oct. 12.

More information will be posted when available. Contributions are being accepted and designated as “Carolina Floods”.


MDS and Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp Joint Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers are urgently needed at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp (RMMC) any time from Oct. 2 through Oct. 10. Mennonite Disaster Service and Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp are collaborating in a disaster mitigation project to stop the spread of the spruce beetle to other trees on the camp property. You can help fell, limb and remove logs. Also chip branches, debark trees that cannot be removed, split and stack firewood. All skill levels are welcome! Accommodations, meals and tools will be provided. Please contact Corbin at RMMC to let him know when you are available (719) 687-9506


Katrina Anniversary articles.

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated thousands of homes, MDS revisits some of the people and places where volunteers helped to rebuild.

Raising the Hope index.

What about the next storm?

In Buras, What's "Forever"?

You never know when you'll need somebody.

In Bayou La Batre, ministry grows out of Katrina.




MDS featured on NBC Nightly News! MDS was featured on the NBC Nightly News on March 29, 2011. To see the story that features our Diamond, La. project, click on the link below:                                                                      


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MDS volunteers are known for repairing and rebuilding homes damaged by disasters. But it takes more than construction skills to serve with MDS. During the time that you serve as a volunteer, you will learn that MDS also restores lives.


Your contribution will help to connect volunteers with disaster survivors who need assistance on their path to recovery. MDS depends on the support of people who believe that disaster response is an important part of helping those who are in need.


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Mennonite Disaster Service project locations are the physical response centers established by MDS in a disaster-affected community. In addition to housing the local MDS office, the projects function as base camps for MDS volunteers who need a place to eat and sleep while they serve. This section of the MDS website contains updated information about current MDS projects.

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