MDS Biweekly Update – January 29, 2020

January 30, 2020

Weekly Volunteers

Please visit the Weekly Volunteer Calendar for the remaining winter dates to serve during the months of January through March. Even as we enter the winter months, we look ahead to the spring and summer season. If you are interested and available to serve during this timeframe, please join the waitlist
Coastal Bend, TX – 2017 Hurricane Harvey
March 29-April 4; up to 15 people
Greenbrier, WV – 2016 Flooding
Feb 9-15; up to 2 people 
Wharton, TX – 2017 Hurricane Harvey
Feb 23-29; up to 8 people

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.
The MDS Summer Youth Program (SYP) is a week-long service experience designed for youth (ages 15+) and their sponsors to put hands and feet to the gospel by serving others. If your youth group is interested in spending a week with MDS at a Summer Youth Project location,  please register online to submit a request for your youth group. SYP 2020 requests are due by Sunday, February 9. For any questions or further information, please call 800-241-8111 or email

You can view updated Leadership and RV needs here.

MDS All Unit Meeting, February 7-8, 2020, Goshen, IN. Register today!

Watch part 1 of a six-part series on how Mennonite Disaster Service puts a project together after disaster strikes, featuring local MDS Units, Emergency Response Teams (ERTs) and Church Contact Persons (CCPs) here.

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