“A derelict house has become a home.” That’s what Dan Driedger, Executive Director of MennoHomes in Waterloo Region, Ont., said about how volunteers from Mennonite Disaster Service Ontario made it possible for a Syrian refugee family of five find new a new house to live in.
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That’s how Eleanor Kendall of Marquette, Man. describes the new free house she is getting this year from Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS). For Kendall, it’s overwhelming. “It’s the best Christmas present,” she says. “I cry every time I think of it.”
Founded in 1950, Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is a volunteer network of the North American Mennonite churches that responds to those affected by disasters in Canada and the U.S. In…
Ashley Mayberry has no regrets about giving up her spring break to sand, prime and paint newly installed drywall in High River, Alta. The University of Manitoba student and 10 others from Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren (FGMB) Church’s college and career group spent one week assisting long-term Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS) volunteers with restoring homes damaged by theJune 2013 floods.