Mennonite Disaster Service recruits, organizes and empowers volunteers to repair and rebuild the homes of those impacted by disasters in the United States and Canada. As we respond with Christian love to serve people who would not otherwise have the means to recover, our goal is to restore hope and bring people home.
First Mennonite Church regularly raises funds for MDS and has a group of members who answer the call for service each year. Teams from FMC have served in Nebraska, Texas, Kentucky, California, and Alaska, bringing equipment and construction skills to locations that have experienced flooding, storms and fire. Teams stay for weeks and join with other Anabaptists from around the United States and Canada. Other members serve longer assignments as supervisors, office managers and truck drivers for projects that are sometimes a year or more in length.