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Region I Annual Meeting
The Region I Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sept. 27-28, at Weavers Mennonite Church, 2501 Rawley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA.
Region I Volunteers work after Hurricane Sandy
Immediately after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, volunteers worked in many locations in Region I. Chain saws crews cleared roads in West Virginia and Maryland, volunteers cleaned up downed trees and debris in Rhode Island and tarped roofs in Maryland.
Volunteers from Region I have been cleaning up in Staten Island, NY, since Hurricane Sandy hit.
The New York Unit is now partnering with the Ontario (Canada) Unit to run the Staten Island project long term.
To read the most recent report from the Staten Island Project, click here: Staten Island Report
The Seminary where MDS volunteers are staying in Staten Island.
The Eastern Virginia Unit is operating a project in Crisfield, MD. Crisfield was hit by a five-foot storm surge during Hurricane Sandy. Homes that had survived many hurricanes were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
MDS volunteers are cleaning out and repairing homes in Crisfield. To see the most current report from Crisfield, click here. Crisfield Report
Volunteers rebuild a foundation in Crisfield, MD.
Area: 432,233 square miles (includes Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands)
Congregations: 1,362 in MDS database
Most common disasters: hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, wildfires
Biggest disasters: Hurricane Andrew in south Florida, 1992. “The unique response to 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York in 2001 that stretched MDS in new ways of responding to a non-natural disaster”
2006 major local responses: floods, New York
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