Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Sep 7, 2012 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Response to Floods in Niger

In August, heavy rains in Niger caused the worst flooding in 100 years. One of the most affected areas was the southern region of Dosso. Later the banks of the Niger River overflowed and caused flooding to occur in the region of Tillabery in the north and in the capital city Niamey. Approximately 145 communities have been impacted and extensive farmland is submerged in water. Thousands of people have been left homeless.

Jul 11, 2018 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Host Communities Receive Assistance as Part of Rohingya Response

While the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis spurred the need for supplies, the recipients were not refugees themselves. Instead, this particular distribution focused on helping vulnerable families who were already living in the area before the recent flood of refugees arrived.

Jul 6, 2016 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Burlington Member of Parliament Visits World Renew

Gould made a visit to the World Renew offices in Burlington to learn about their work and offer her encouragement. Gould was elected as a Member of Parliament during the 2015 federal election.  She was also appointed to be the Parliamentary Secretary to Marie-Claude Bibeau, the Canadian Minister of International Development.

Jun 16, 2016 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Tent Living is No Vacation for Syrian Refugees

Adnon, his wife and three children are Syrian refugees who have been living in a tent in Lebanon for more than two years. In the winter, he wakes up in the middle of the night to brush the snow off the roof so the tent won’t collapse.  In the summer, the family has trouble sleeping at night because the tent gets too hot. They are grateful, however, to have a roof over their heads and a safe place to call home. World Renew has been helping Syrian refugees like Adnon since 2012.

Jun 14, 2016 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Ecuadorian Christians Show Christ’s Love to Earthquake Survivors

Ruben Villacis is one of thousands of people in Ecuador who fled for their lives when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit towns on the country’s Pacific coast. More than 600 people died in the disaster and 12,000 were injured, making this the worst disaster that Ecuador has experienced in more than 70 years.

May 31, 2016 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Discerning What the Future Holds

Each time she talked to someone about her plans and grad school, she felt weighed down by a “suffocating heaviness” in her heart, she said. Jung’s struggle to make decisions about her future is one generations of young people have faced as they gain independence and begin to make their own decisions about faith, purpose, and calling.

May 10, 2016 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Young Adults Lobby in Ottawa on Behalf of Global Farmers

The tour included men and women between the ages of 19 and 31 from Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Prince Edward Island. They all had a passion for helping those in need and a desire to learn more about using their voice to help others.

May 3, 2016 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Six Ecuadorian Communities Selected for Earthquake Response

They mourn those who died, continue to search for the missing, and have carved out temporary shelter amidst the rubble of this disaster. Thousands have lost nearly everything. Thanks to your support, people in six Ecuadorian communities are receiving gifts of hope and love from their local churches through World Renew.

Apr 22, 2016 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

World Renew Equips Churches To Respond to Ecuador Earthquake

Water. Food. Shelter. These are things in short supply for hundreds of survivors of the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador. Though the Ecuadorian government has provided some emergencies supplies in affected communities, much more is needed. World Renew is responding by working through local churches.

Apr 20, 2016 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Finding Joy One Year After the Nepal Earthquake

For people like Pattali Maya Gurung, the memories of that day are still fresh and the impact is felt every day. Yet, thanks to the generous support of people around the world and the hard work of World Renew staff members, Pattali and her neighbors are living with joy and hope as they rebuild their lives.Pattali Maya Gurung