Being home for Christmas involves travel plans for many, but for families displaced by disaster, it is a much longer journey. MDS volunteers are working hard so they can help families with their rebuilding journey, so they are home in time for Christmas.
Volunteers working in Bastrop, Texas, are working to restore homes that were damaged by floods. The Office Manager reports, “This past week saw many things drawing to a close at Ms. Andrea’s house and we can now look at setting a date for the House Blessing service before we take our Christmas break. (The) house is starting to look really very good and she and her mother can hardly contain their excitement at the prospect of returning to their home with their family.”
At the MDS project in Pateros, Washington, volunteers work hard to bring families home after wild fires destroyed their homes. Marj Weber, Office Manager in Pateros reported, “Mr. Wayne’s house was completed and looks just lovely. Thank you to Ryan and Don who did all the little detail work and tidying up to prepare it for Wayne. We had a dedication at his home on Friday.”
In Pilger, Nebraska, families have been without their homes since twin tornados destroyed most of the town in 2014. The reports now from Pilger expect the last home that MDS will build to be done by mid-December – just in time for the owners to be home for Christmas.
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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: