Disaster Response Services

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.

Apr 13, 2017 by Gayle Fopma

"Disaster" has a Face and a Personality

My husband Ervin and I were called to go to Tangipahoa Parish, Hammond, Louisiana to be a part of the World Renew Needs Assessment Team from November 2 – 17, 2016.

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

DRS Sunday is March 5th in the US!

Join us on DRS Sunday - March 5, 2017 - to change stories in the name of Christ. Together with World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) volunteers, you can help renew communities affected by disasters.

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.

Nov 28, 2016 by Kellie Scholma

Cleaning Up After Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina – You Can Help

You Can Help! World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) volunteers helped North Carolina families clean out their flooded homes in October and November; more are helping in December. We, along with our United Methodist partner in North Carolina, anticipate that clean up alone will take six months. Volunteers are welcome and needed between December 2016 and March 2017. Will you be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who survived Hurricane Matthew?

Nov 7, 2016 by Kellie Scholma

Hope of Christ Shines Through the Ashes in Fort McMurray

This empty lot used to be a subdivision, but the wildfires consumed everything it it’s path.

Nov 1, 2016 by Chris Meehan

Disaster Response Team Includes People of All Abilities

Joelle Wilhelm never had to know how to use a screw gun before—mainly because the need had never come up.

Aug 25, 2016 by Beth Degraff

World Renew Announces Appointment of Director of Disaster Response Services

“We are thrilled to have Bob serve within World Renew in this new role,” said Carol Bremer-Bennett, director for World Renew in the U.S. “Bob brings relational strength to the job and embodies the vision and values of the organization. We are confident in his leadership and look forward to how he will lead the DRS team for the future.”

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