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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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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)




Ms. Louise gives Bert and Charlie a "thank you" hug. Volunteers in Bastrop, TX, rebuilt Ms. Louise's home.


New homeowner, Mr. Shane, and MDS volunteer Don share a memory at the house dedication service in Pateros, Washington.

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Larry Stoner talks with Josh and Ruth Plumley about repairing their bridge.

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MDS volunteers continue to clean up and rebuild in South Carolina after the October floods.

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A volunteer found family memorabilia that was nearly lost in the flood and returned it to the homeowner.

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Celebrating a homecoming.
Presenting Mr. Jim with a comforter at his home dedication service.

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MDS volunteers continue to clean up and rebuild in South Carolina after the October floods.

Coming home in time for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving week at MDS projects in Bastrop, Texas, isn’t all about the meal. The volunteers are working hard with hopes that their work will be done and another family can move home in time to celebrate Thanksgiving in their rebuilt home.

Working in conjunction with another group of volunteers, the work may be done just in time. Doreen Warms, office manager in the Bastrop RV project reported, “Over the weekend, the people that had cleaned out (our client’s) house following the flood, offered to come back to put new paint on the walls that have been rebuilt. This certainly helped to move this project along more quickly, making it possible for the freshly painted doors to be hung. Things are really beginning to look like our job might actually be done in time for Thanksgiving. Just the thought of this brings tears of joy into the eyes of the homeowners. We are so blessed to have played a small part in helping this family to stand strong and tall again.”


Volunteers are also working hard this week in Pateros, Washington, Pilger, Nebraska, and Walton County, Florida, bringing families home that were displaced by disaster.

Clean up and repair work continues in South Carolina after the October floods.






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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