Mennonite Disaster Service
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Disaster Aid, Homeless & Housing
Location: 1018 Main St Akron PA 17501 USA
Mission: Mennonite Disaster Service is a volunteer network through which various constituencies of the Anabaptist church can respond to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States.While our main focus is on clean up, repair and rebuilding homes, this activity becomes a means of touching lives and helping people regain faith and wholeness.
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Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc. has enjoyed an excellent partnership with Mennonite Disaster Service since 2006. MDS and its committed and skilled volunteers were invaluable in our work recovering over 1,000 homes, small businesses, and churches across coastal Louisiana following 2005's Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and 2008's Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Strong, visionary leadership led to further partnership in the "New Iberia Experiment" through which MDS volunteers became involved in our work revitalizing the historic West End of New Iberia - a culturally important area of the City that has suffered from decades of disinvestment and neglect.
We consider Mennonite Disaster Service to be one of our most important and valuable partners. MDS and its volunteers have touched thousands of lives. What absolutely incredible folks!
Lorna Bourg, Chief Executive Officer
Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc.
3602 Old Jeanerette Road
New Iberia, La. 70563
(337) 367-3277 Fax (337) 367-3279
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