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Your Gifts Make a Difference

With Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria late in 2017, the United States was struck by three major hurricanes within a four week span. MDS is responding in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Your donations make it possible for volunteers repair and rebuild homes in these areas.

MDS continues to work in South Dakota building new homes after high winds destroyed homes at Pine Ridge.  Your gifts enable MDS to remain in these communities .

The average cost to support a volunteer is $40 a day. With your support, MDS can provide volunteers with dormitory-style lodging, home-cooked meals, tools, equipment and transportation from a work camp to a house recovery project.

 

Where Else To Help?

Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Help MDS build homes after a June 2015 storm destroyed many homes on the Pine Ridge reservation.

Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico

MDS continues to repair and rebuild homes in cooperation with the Mennonite churches in Puerto. Rico.

Hurricane Harvey, Texas

Help volunteers repair and rebuild homes in and around Bloomington and La Grange, Texas.

Donate to Where It Is Needed Most 

Donate in US Currency

U.S. residents can mail gifts to Mennonite Disaster Service, 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543 or you can donate online.

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Donate in Canadian Currency

Canadian residents can mail gifts to Mennonite Disaster Service, 200-600 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, MB, R3P 2J1 Canada or you can donate online.

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As you plan your lifetime gifts, you can name the MDS Legacy Fund as a beneficiary of your estate gifts.

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 kking@mds.mennonite.net, (717) 735-3536.

How will MDS use my gift?

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 11.7%.

MDS is a 501 (C)(3) and all donations are tax deductible. MDS receipts all donations regardless of amount.

MDS is a Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity and has met all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.

All donor information is confidential. No information is shared or disseminated to any company, agency or individual.

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