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Disaster Response Efforts
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Disaster response workcamps and rebuilding projects, humanitarian service trips, the annual Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, food, blanket and clothing drives for stricken areas and other outreach to disaster victims locally, nationally and internationally, are some of the ways in which we strive to fulfill our mission to "Serve and promote peace and justice in our neighborhoods and around the world"

Learn more about Brethren Disaster Ministries and how you can get involved


Church World Service Kits requested

Church World Service, longtime disaster relief partner of the Church of the Brethren, is prepared to fulfill requests from partners for CWS Emergency Blankets, CWS Baby Kits, Hygiene Kits and Clean-Up Buckets as needs arise. Information on kit contents and directions on how to assemble can be found at www.churchworldservice.org/kits/.

Emergency Disaster Fund accepting cash donations

The work of Brethren Disaster Ministries is supported by gifts to the Emergency Disaster Fund. To donate by mail, make your check payable to Emergency Disaster Fund, and send it to Church of the Brethren, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120. To donate online, go to https://secure.brethren.org/donation/index.php?catid=9

Children’s Disaster Services

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) is a Church of the Brethren Disaster Ministry that involves volunteers from many faith communities who provide a calm, safe and reassuring presence in the midst of the chaos that follows disaster by setting up and operating special child care centers in disaster locations. Parents are then able to apply for assistance and begin to put their lives back together, knowing their children are safe. CDS provides specialized training for all of its volunteers. For more information and to register for training workshops http://www.CDSbrethren.org


June 2011
Children's Disaster Services in Joplin, MO

Contact us

Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren
777 South Mount Joy Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
717-367-1000 Fax 717-367-6948