- Mennonite Disaster Service
Mennonite Disaster Service Founded 1950 Location Akron, Pennsylvania, USA Key people Kevin King, Executive Director Area served United States, Canada Focus Disaster Relief Revenue $2,870,251  Volunteers 3,000+ Employees 11  Motto Responding, Rebuilding, Restoring. Website http://www.mds.mennonite.net
The Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is a volunteer network through which various groups within the Anabaptist tradition assist people affected by disasters in North America. The organization was founded in 1950 and was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 1993.
The MDS currently involves more than 3,000 members of the Mennonite, Amish and Brethren in Christ churches (BIC). The primary focus of the service is clean up, repair, and the rebuilding of homes. The work of the group supplements the disaster relief provided by the Red Cross. The Mennonite Disaster Service also works closely with the Mennonite Central Committee.
A quarterly newsletter is published called Behind the Hammer.
- ^ http://charityreports.bbb.org/public/report.aspx?charityid=2043
- ^ http://mds.mennonite.net/about_us/staff/
- ^ http://www.mds.mennonite.net/
- ^ http://mds.mennonite.net/about_us/history/
- ^ Kraybill, Donald (2001). The Riddle of Amish Culture. The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 157–158. ISBN 080186772X.
- ^ Wittlinger, Carlton (1978). Quest for Piety and Obedience: The Story of the Brethren in Christ. Evangel Press. p. 529. ISBN 0916035050.
- ^ http://www.kyham.net/downloads/library/training/mennonite.pdf
- ^ http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/M46656.html/?searchterm=mennonite%20disaster%20service
- ^ https://www.crossnet.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_300_,00.html
- ^ http://mds.mennonite.net/news/newsletter
- ^ http://www.hesston.edu/newsport/archives/fall2007/070920ham.htm
- ^ Detweiler, Lowell (2000). The Hammer Rings Hope: Photos and Stories from Fifty Years of Mennonite Disaster Service. Herald Press. p. 63. ISBN 0836191102.
- Detweiler, Lowell (2000) The Hammer Rings Hope: Photos and Stories from Fifty Years of Mennonite Disaster Service. Scottdale PA: Herald Press. ISBN 0836191102
- Wiebe, Katie Funk (1976) Day of Disaster. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press. ISBN 083611793X
- Wiebe, Vernon (1960) Handbook for Mennonite Disaster Service Volunteers. Kansas: Mennonite Disaster Service. ASIN B0007G0VG0.
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