Disaster Response Services

Mar 26, 2014 by Beth Degraff

Spring Flooding and Storms have Begun

Saturday’s mudslide in Washington State was a tragic way to end a severe winter that affected many parts of North America this year. The 135-foot-wide by 180-foot-deep mudslide created “one square mile of total devastation” in Oso, about an hour outside of Seattle, the state’s governor, Jay Inslee, said yesterday. So far, 24 people are known to have died, more than 170 people are listed as missing, and dozens of homes were washed away in the disaster.

Mar 17, 2014 by Bill Adams

From Snow to Spring

As we move into the spring of 2014, many of us will be very thankful to see this winter come to an end…. What a year it’s been! Snow and cold have broken records, making the operation of the DRS northern sites a real challenge. But as we always say…the Lord is in control! We go where He wants us to go!

Mar 5, 2014 by Beth Degraff

Working with Jake

“The devastation was tremendous, as was the heat over the next three months. They had temperatures of around 100 degrees (38C), and there was no rain. Some of the homes that were damaged in the fire have been rebuilt over the last two and a half years, but many others have not.

Feb 22, 2014 by Beth Degraff

"I am so thankful for your help!"

Although reconstruction began just a few weeks ago in High River, Alberta, World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) volunteers are already touching lives and restoring homes.

Jan 22, 2014 by Beth De Graff

Answering God’s Call Together

TOP:Cascade Fellowship Church volunteering with DRS partner Hammers and Hearts, ABOVE: A member of

Jan 17, 2014 by Bill Adams

We are Home

Happy New Year! We pray for peace, good health and God’s rich blessings for you and your family as we travel into another year together. Thank you for your ongoing support of World Renew Disaster Response Services. Praise the Lord for one of the mildest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record in 2013. A mere 13 named-storms formed last year, and only two—Ingrid and Humberto—became hurricanes. Neither of these achieved category-three status or higher, and only Tropical Storm Andrea made landfall in the U.S.

Jan 8, 2014 by Kellie Scholma

Flood Response Update for High River, Alberta

While life is grim for many people who were affected by June flooding in High River, Alberta, World Renew is offering new hope, and God is providing for people’s needs. Jack and Nellie Admiraal have served as reconstruction volunteers with World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) since 200

Dec 16, 2013 by Beth Degraff

Oklahoma Tornado Response Update

In May 2013 a fast-moving cold front spawned dozens of tornadoes that affected residents of several Midwest states.

Dec 16, 2013 by Beth Degraff

Disaster Update: November Tornadoes in the U.S.

December 16, 2013—In November, a fast-moving cold front spawned more than 75 tornadoes that affected residents of twelve states across the Midwest. Less than 24 hours after the disaster, World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) volunteers were on their way to Kokomo, Indiana, and Cole City and Washington, Illinois.