North American disaster

Nov 29, 2018 by Kellie Scholma

Restoring Homes for the Elderly Two Years after a Flood

My husband, Denny, and I and two other couples arrived a week before home repair work began to set up the housing center for the first team DRS volunteers. Our housing was a lovely Christian camp used all summer for youth and family activities. In April 2018, we closed the site for the hot summer months and moved all of the DRS household, kitchen, and bedroom belongings into tool trailers until fall so the camp could use their space.

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.

Jun 27, 2016 by Kellie Scholma

World Renew Responds to 1,000-year Flood in West Virginia

More than 40,000 residents were without power, and in Rowan County alone, at least 500 homes are severely damaged or destroyed. "Emergency personnel are calling this a 1,000-year flood," says Bonnie Wiersma, World Renew regional manager for West Virginia.  World Renew is seeking donations to support the recovery efforts.

Jan 21, 2016 by Beth Degraff

Lives Intersect in World Renew’s North Carolina Responses

She quickly got up and ran towards the sound. When she opened the door to her spare room, she saw what happened – water damage caused the ceiling to collapse.

Jul 8, 2013 by Beth Degraff

Churches Volunteer with World Renew in Alberta Flood Response

“Albertans pride themselves on the fact that the only ‘disasters’ they suffer are blizzards in February—and those they can dress for,” says Ulrich Haasdyk, a World Renew area representative in southern Alberta. “So no one expected a flood of the magnitude of the one that has occurred here.”