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Teams of volunteers from the Shenandoah District serve in many ways. There are local projects within the District and teams make several trips to Brethren Disaster Ministries project sites each year to help rebuild communities damaged by hurricanes, floods, and fires.

For weeklong trips, all expenses are paid for volunteer crew members, and transportation is provided. The teams generally leave on Sundays, put in a week’s work, and return home on Saturdays. Local, short-term service projects are available in cooperation with local community organizations and are on a case-by-case basis. In addition, proceeds from the annual Shenandoah District Disaster Auction and Sale in May help support this ministry.

There are other ways to become involved in the District’s disaster ministry through the Church World Service buckets and kits. Donations of supplies can be undertaken by congregations, Sunday School classes and other groups. Buckets and kits can be constructed in advance and delivered to the Kit Depot, or individuals and groups may come to the Kit Depot to volunteer to pack clean-up buckets, school kits, and hygiene kits. Contact Catherine Lantz about kits and Carolyn Halterman or Nancy Bowman about buckets.

Bucket information here| School Kit information here| School Kit Bags Directions | Hygiene kit information here

Upcoming Project Trips

Shenandoah District Disaster Ministries Coordinator Jerry Ruff said the District has announced this year’s project dates and tentative locations.

2024 Disaster Project Trips

May 26-June 1, Dawson Springs, need 7 volunteers or more

June 2-8 – Dawson Springs, need 8 volunteers

August 4-10 – Location to be announced, need 8 volunteers

September 22-28 – Location to be announced, Pleasant Valley is recruiting volunteers, contact Eddie Meyerhoeffer

October – Dates and location to be announced, Staunton is recruiting volunteers, contact Galen Halterman

Download a graphic of project dates here

For more information, contact your congregation’s Disaster Ministry/Auction representative or a member of the District committee, listed in the graphic below.

List of Disaster Ministry Contacts

List of Disaster Ministry Contacts for the Shenandoah District