Last year, more than 6,000 Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers cleaned up, repaired or rebuilt homes for more than 487 disaster survivors in the U.S. and Canada.
There is more work to do! In the past year, ferocious wildfires burned homes in the West, violent storms swept through the Midwest, and multiple hurricanes struck the Gulf Coast.
Disaster survivors need our volunteers more than ever and your donations will keep them going!
Due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) has decided to suspend its projects in Florida and North Carolina. Looking ahead, MDS plans to delay the start of its eight planned projects in the U.S. in the new year.
Funds received in excess of what is needed for a specific disaster response will be applied where needed most.
U.S. residents can mail gifts to Mennonite Disaster Service, 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543 or you can donate online.
Canadian residents can mail gifts to Mennonite Disaster Service, 200-600 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, MB, R3P 2J1 Canada or you can donate online.
Through the MDS Legacy Fund, you can support under-funded long-term disaster response projects. Often these are the “quiet disasters” – those events that have not received widespread attention or support.
You can designate a gift of any size to the MDS Legacy Fund, at any time.
Ask MDS partners with Everence (Mennonite Church), Mennonite Brethren Foundation, and the Brethren in Christ Foundation to help you explore the planned giving options that are right for your situation.
Through gift planning, you can provide future support for MDS, while also giving you and your loved ones financial flexibility, potential tax benefits and even income for life.
For more information, contact Kevin King, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org, (717) 735-3536.
Your gifts help MDS keep commitments to repair and rebuild homes. Because of you, MDS can say to a disaster survivor, “Yes, your house will be completed before we leave your community.”
Your gifts help cover volunteer costs, including dormitory-style lodging, home-cooked meals, tools, equipment and transportation from a work camp to a house recovery project. Your gift may be used to purchase building materials and supplies, as needed to keep a house recovery project moving quickly toward completion.
Gifts designated to a specific disaster are used for that specific location. MDS operations costs are covered through general contributions, specific gifts and grants given for administrative costs. In recent years, MDS overall administrative overhead is 14%.
MDS is a 501 (C)(3) and all donations are tax deductible. MDS receipts all donations regardless of amount.
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