MDS Biweekly Update – February 26, 2020

February 28, 2020

Your Gifts at Work

The MDS Oklahoma Unit has been busy responding to flood damage in Oklahoma from spring 2019. The Pawhuska Journal-Capital recently published a story about the MDS volunteers working there.
 
“In the small town of Avant…the high water was characterized as a 500-year flood. The town’s estimated population as of 2017 was 304 people, and 249 people — 81 families — needed help after the worst of the flooding, in late May 2019.”
 
“’We wouldn’t be going near as fast without Bill (Mast) and his crew,’ says local electrical contractor Joe Northrup, of Joe’z Electric, who has worked alongside MDS volunteers. ‘So, I’ve been working with them since the word ‘go’ and I’ve been enjoying every minute of it.'”
 
Read more about the impact MDS is making in the community here. 

Weekly Volunteers

Spring/summer scheduling has begun! Please visit the Weekly Volunteer Calendar to see the full list of the weekly volunteer opportunities for the months of April through July. 

Region 1 is leading a response to the 2016 flooding event in Clendenin, WV building new homes and possibly some bridges. Volunteers who are interested in serving should call Rodney Burkholder at 717-945-4136

Leadership and RV Volunteers

We have some urgent openings that we need filled in order to run our projects well. Please consider if you might be able to help fill these needs.  Please visit the Leadership and RV Volunteers page for updated opportunities. 

Read the 2019 Annual Report here and watch the 2019 Year in Review video here. 

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