North American Disaster

Jul 15, 2017 by Kellie Scholma

Coming Together in the Face of Disaster

As active wildfires continue to burn in British Columbia, World Renew is deeply grateful for the many individuals, local organizations, provincial agencies, and churches of various denominations who are coming together to support evacuees and first responders in this time of crisis.

Jul 13, 2017 by Kellie Scholma

200 Wildfires Burn in British Columbia

Mike Hoyer, World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) area representative for British Columba, reports that organizations local to the fire areas including provincial agencies and other disaster response organizations are caring for the needs of evacuees.

Jun 23, 2017 by Kellie Scholma

Fort McMurray – One Year After the Wildfires

May 2017 marked the one-year anniversary of the Fort McMurray wildfires that was news across the globe. Today, families who suffered through the trauma of evacuating, losing their home and possessions, living in temporary housing, seeking out assistance, and wondering what their future holds are now starting to see their new homes take shape.

May 9, 2017 by Kellie Scholma

World Renew DRS Responds to May 2017 Flooding in Missouri

“We are on our way to the affected area to see firsthand the damage and listen to people’s stories. At this early stage there is not yet a request for clean-up crews because many of the damaged areas are not yet accessible,” said World Renew Regional Managers Rich and Pat Grasman.

May 3, 2017 by Kellie Scholma

World Renew Volunteers Serve Tornado Survivors in Georgia

“We were told of how the Lord protected one particular community during the tornado. Almost 100 people from one mobile home community gathered at a church to pray when the tornado watch came out. While they were in prayer in the church, the tornado hit that community, leaving terrible damage to homes. But, lives were undoubtedly saved by the prayer meeting,” said Mark and Carol Martin, World Renew Regional Managers.

North American Disasters 2017

Update June 2017

After a microburst damaged or destroyed 65 homes in eastern Kentucky, regional managers reached out to the community. Services and support were offered to the community.

Feb 20, 2017 by Barb Bracko

David Is Still Holding On: Louisiana Flood Update

“I held on all night. I was afraid I would be swept away,”said David, a flood survivor from Louisiana, to a World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) volunteer conducting a needs assessment.

Jan 20, 2017

Celebrate Hope After Disasters!

Share the story of hope by encouraging your church to hold a DRS Sunday. Your financial gifts and volunteer recruitment will help renew communities affected by disasters in the months and years after the actual disaster.

Dec 5, 2016 by Kellie Scholma

Just Imagine...

The house was only the basic frame so you covered the outside with boards. Now you live in the structure, which has no shingles on the roof and only studs for walls. There is no running water inside so your family uses buckets for bathing and flushing. You have only one bed, an old refrigerator, and a stove. You are thankful for the job you have, but there is no extra money to finish the house.

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