MDR Update: October 16, 2017

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The BWM continues to receive generous donations to help us respond in light of the myriad of disasters in the last several weeks. Below is an update regarding the current status of our response.

Hurricane Harvey
The BWM trailer is in place, and work crews are being recruited for the following dates:
October 29 – November 4
November 5 – 11
November 12 – 18

Additional teams are also forming for mid-December and January. Please be in touch with any interest to join these efforts!

Hurricane Irma and Maria

Rev. Cortroy Jarvis has sent the following update report on the damage he witnessed on a recent trip to evaluate the current state of the Moravian work in the Virgin Islands. Please review the report to get a better understanding of the extent of this damage. There will be much work to be done for a long time. The BWM will continue to be in communication with our partners in the EWI Province and will send out requests for teams should the need arise, and when the details can be worked out with leadership on the ground.

Please see the instructions below on how to make a donation if you are willing and able to help contribute to the much needed financial response to this disaster.

Make a Donation
Donations to help support MDR as it partners in the recovery can be made online by going to Please use the online giving form, and in comments designate the Donation for “Moravian Disaster Response”.

Donations within the U.S. can also be sent directly to the Board of World Mission at the address below. In the memo line of any checks please write “Moravian Disaster Response”.
Board of World Mission
PO Box 1245
Bethlehem, PA 18016

Canadian Churches may send donations to the following address in order to receive full tax credit for your donation and they will be sent along to the BWM:
Moravian Church in Canada
600 Acadia Drive SE
Calgary, AB T2J 0B8

NOTE: We are requesting funds be designated for general disaster response to allow the BWM to respond with the flexibility needed in this ongoing situation. All funds under this designation will be used for disaster response.

MDR Update: October 16, 2017

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