Disaster Response Services

May 23, 2019 by Kellie Scholma

Tornadoes and Floods Surge through Central U.S.

Tornado activity continued throughout Memorial Day weekend with an additional 48 tornado touchdowns across 13 states. In response, World Renew has begun coordinating our volunteer efforts with local and state officials in Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Kansas, and Oklahoma. The World Renew team will commence initial clean-up efforts starting next week in Bristol, Nebraska and then Hamburg, Iowa in response to the Missouri River flood. We will also attend in-person coordination meetings in Fremont, Nebraska.

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.