It is vital to our lives that we support and engage in our country’s well-being through act of service and outreach. From national workcamps, Brethren Disaster Ministries, and other opportunities, ECOB members connect with various groups around the country to work at the most needed struggles. It is our desire that we discover new ways to share the love of Jesus in transformative ways – to that end, please check back for new and innovative ways we are serving around the country.
Brethren Disaster Ministries
Brethren Disaster Ministries’ Rebuild Program engages volunteers to repair and rebuild storm damaged homes for some of the most vulnerable disaster survivors, thereby easing trauma and promoting recovery. By demonstrating Christ’s love and putting their faith in action as they restore damaged homes, volunteers also restore broken lives.
BDM Rebuild projects are supported by a network of volunteers from across the country who reduce the recovery costs for homeowners by providing free construction labor. At each rebuild project site, BDM partners with local Long Term Recovery organizations who are working with their community to identify unmet needs after a disaster, including home destruction or damage cases that BDM can help repair.
Trained construction leaders and household leaders provide volunteer orientation and instruction on the work site, as well as meals at the volunteers housing. Unskilled volunteers willing to learn are invited to work alongside those who are skilled and willing to teach. Volunteer housing is provided, often at local churches or community buildings, where weekly volunteers and leaders stay, eat and become more connected with the community. (http://www.brethren.org/bdm/rebuild/)
If you have any interest in serving on one of these rebuild trips, please feel free to connect with the rebuild office by following this link.