Moravian Disaster Response (MDR)
In addition to helping with ongoing needs in our provinces, BWM provides funds and teams to assist with ongoing disaster relief, both globally and within our borders. Following a disaster, the Board of World Mission generally looks to support professional first responder organizations through financial support as needed, and then to focus on longer-term efforts to provide assistance through ongoing volunteer engagement with. When a disaster occurs, our the Director of Mission Engagement will send a notice to the congregations to make them aware of opportunities to give and any relief teams that might be forming. We encourage that donations to cover disaster relief needs be designated for our general disaster relief account so that the BWM has the flexibility to respond immediately to financial needs that arise in the face of disaster.
Help See if Your Congregation is Ready to Respond to a Disaster
The Board of World Mission is available to work with your congregation to help with disaster response preparedness. This includes helping your congregation make a plan on how your congregation would respond to a disaster in the local community (provide meals or shelter, etc.) or compiling information on those interested and any relevant skills to be ready to volunteer should the need arise. Contact Director of Mission Engagement Justin Rabbach for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Board of World Mission is partnering with the Fuller Center Disaster Responders to assist flooding victims in Louisiana and Mississippi. You may click here to visit their website. Copied below is information from their program, and additional details about getting connected and involved.
Engage in Home Rebuilding Efforts
Location:Walker and Denham Springs, LA
Dates: On going availability for Sunday-Friday teams through December 2017
Age: 16 years old and up
Cost: $165 + Travel to site