MDS in the Media

Read about and watch videos of Mennonite Disaster Service and its volunteers in U.S. and Canadian media outlets.

September 2018 

MDS prepares to help, post Florence – CBS 21, Harrisburg, PA, September 12, 2018. 

May 2018

MDS key partner in Immokalee’s Recovery – Immokalee Bulletin, Immokalee, Fla. May 17, 2018.

April 2018

Volunteers repair, rebuild bridges in West Virginia – WV Gazette, Charleston, W.V., April 14, 2018.

March 2018

Harvey victims blessed by assistance from afar – Greater Baytown Magazine, Baytown, Texas. March edition 2018

Mennonite Disaster Service, in times of need – Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, March 25, 2018.

Mennonites build homes, hope in Victoria County – Victoria Advocate, Texas, March 24, 2018.

Volunteers aid Harvey response – Baytown Sun, Texas, March 22, 2018.

Airboat new part of mission – Harrison Daily Times, Arkansas, March 11, 2018.

MDS investing in gifts and talents to share Christ’s love. Menno Snapshots, Mennonite Church USA, March 8, 2018

Hurricane Harvey: Six months later – Baytown Sun, Texas, March 4, 2018.

February 2018

One year after the deadly Naplate-Ottawa tornado – ABC Eyewitness News, Chicago, Illinois, February 28, 2018.

We are stronger, Ottawa and Naplate, Illinois one year after tornado.  WGN TV, Chicago, Illinois, February 26, 2018.

Mennonites and Amish working in the small towns. MNN (Mother Nature Network), February 13, 2018

More funds for Coastal Bend and MDS is there. KIII-TV, Corpus Christi, Tex. February 8, 2018.

Reblossoming after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Menonnite World Review, February 5, 2015.

January 2018

Groups team together to repair flood damage in Clay County. Clay County Free Press, January 23, 2018.

Pinhook residents are rebuilding after 2011 flooding. KFVS, January 22, 2018.

Hattiesburg woman gets a fresh start. WDAM 7, January 19, 2018.

Rebuilding homes and hearts. Citrus County Chronicle, January 10, 2018.

Pine Belt woman presented with new home by R3SM and Mennonite Disaster Services. WJTV CBS12, January 5, 2018.

December 2017

Four months after flooding, hundreds in La Grange still out of home. KVUE ABC, December 27, 2017

There was no better Christmas gift’: Construction begins to replace house ravaged by flood. Ottawa Citizen, December 28, 2017.

Home for the Holidays. Center for Disaster Philanthropy. December 21, 2017.

A Constance Bay Christmas: celebrating the post-flood holidays without a home.  Ottawa Citizen, December 20, 2017.

Congregations, agencies collaborate to send food relief to Puerto Rico. The Mennonite, December 6, 2017.

November 2017

Mennonite Disaster continuing to use your donations to help hurricane victims. WHTM ABC27, November 14, 2017.

Don’t be a ‘disaster gawker’: 6 travel tips on how to help after a catastrophe. The Washington Post, November 9, 2017.

October 2017

Local event to support disaster relief efforts. The Sentinel, October 26, 2017

Miller: What can I do? Mennonite World Review, October 23, 2017.

‘Every night we prayed, please let her see the house’: organization answers prayers for tornado family. KSN-TV, October 12, 2017.

Hurricane Maria damage severe for Mennonites in Puerto Rico. Mennonite World Review, October 10, 2017.

$2.15M dispersed for Harvey recovery efforts. Houston Star Chronicle, October 9, 2017.

MDS evaluates Puerto Rico hurricane damage. Mennonite World Review, October 2, 2017.

MDS on the ground in Puerto Rico. The Mennonite, October 2, 2017.

September 2017

Lancaster County resident goes to Puerto Rico to prepare for relief with Mennonite Disaster Services. Lancaster Online, September 29, 2017

MDS making plans to rebuild in Puerto Rico, frustrated in making contact. The Mennonite, September 27, 2017.

Just getting to PR was challenging. Disaster News Network, September 26, 2017.

Lancaster businesses unite to raise funds for people affected by hurricane in Puerto Rico. Fox 43, September 24, 2017.

Hope Village, an innovative housing program, welcomes those who lost their homes in flood. The Register~Herald, September 24, 2017.

Mennonite Volunteers CBC News Ottawa, September 22, 2017.

For flood-weary Constance Bay, Mennonite volunteers a godsend. CBC News Ottawa, September 21, 2017.

Mennonite Disaster Service and the Ohio Conference of MCUSA. Ohio Conference, September 21, 2017

MDS and Canadian Lutheran World Relief work together to build homes in Ft. McMurray, Alberta CLWR, September 20, 2017

‘We are human beings like everyone else’. Victoria Advocate, September, 17, 2017.

Volunteer network victim of vandalism.  Victoria Advocate, September 16, 2017.

MDS responds to small TX towns Disaster News Network, September 15, 2017.

Record donations raised by ABC27/MDS telethon. WHTM ABC27, September 12, 2017.

Irma’s landfall.  WITF Radio, Smart Talk program, September 11, 2017.

MDS has decades of experience helping in times of tragedy. WHTM ABC27, September 11, 2017.

How you help hurricane survivors. WHTM ABC 27, September 11, 2017

Mennonite Disaster Service, already knee-deep in Harvey relief efforts, prepares for Irma to strike – Lancaster Online, September 8, 2017

Mennonite Disaster Service continues Harvey relief efforts, prepares for Irma – CBS 21 (Harrisburg, PA), September 5, 2017

Philly-area volunteers in Texas find calamity ‘overwhelming’ – Philadelphia Inquirer, September 1, 2017

MDS crews heading to Bloomington, Texas – Mennonite World Review, September 1, 2017

August 2017

Mennonite Disaster Service assessing Texas damage after Hurricane Harvey – Pembina Valley Online (Manitoba, Canada) August 31, 2017

MDS visits Texas aftermath of Hurricane Harvey – CHVN Radio 95.1 (Winnipeg, Man.), August 31, 2017

MDS deploys volunteers to Texas – 3KSN TV and Online (Witchita, Kansas), August 30, 2017

Mennonite Disaster Service to send workers to Harvey’s path – ABC 27 (Harrisburg, PA), August 29, 2017

Mennonite Disaster Service looking for volunteers to help rebuild after Hurricane – CBS 21 (Harrisburg, PA), August 28, 2017

After Flood, A Shower of Love – Mennonite World Review, August 28, 2017

Lancaster County group organizing help for Harvey victims – WGAL (Lancaster, PA), August 28, 2017

Pa., N.J. volunteers mobilize for Harvey relief in Texas – Philadelphia Inquirer, August 28, 2017

Houston Mennonites in the path of Tropical Storm Harvey – The Mennonite, August 28, 2017

MDS responds to a different kind of disaster: homelessness – Mennonite World Review, August 21, 2017

Acts of Kindness: The Faces of Flood Relief – West Virginia Executive, August 18, 2017

July 2017

Volunteers aid Clinton – Clinton Herald (Clinton, Iowa), July 27, 2017

June 2017

Mennonite volunteers helped to rebuild bridges lost in the flood – The Register Herald (Beckley, West Virginia), June 22, 2017

Unlikely partnerships help address “disaster on the street” – The Mennonite, June 20, 2017

Sask. volunteers building homes for Fort Mac families – CTV News Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), June 16, 2017

Long awaited Elmer Brown Bridge opens – Williamson Daily News (West Virginia), June 13, 2017

Mennonites dig in to help Minden residents – Highlander News (Haliburton, Ontario), June 1, 2017

May 2017

As 1 Year Flood Anniversary Approaches, Home Construction Begins in Clendenin – WV Public Broadcasting, May 30, 2017

Volunteers break ground for 10 new homes – Metro News (West Virginia), May 30, 2017

Mennonites lend help to Minden flood victims – Chex Television (Peterborough, Ontario), May 26, 2017

Mennonite flood volunteers to leave Greenbrier County Wednesday – Metro News (West Virginia), May 23, 2017

Hope Village celebrates new homes with dedication and ribbon cutting – 59 News (West Virginia), May 22, 2017

Serving with Mennonite Disaster Service leads to baptism – Mennonite World Review, May 22, 2017