Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) has launched a new online scheduling system for volunteers. Anyone interested in serving with the Anabaptist disaster response organization during the fall season (September through December) can register at mds.volunteermatrix.com and then submit a request to serve. “A greater number of weekly volunteers are needed this fall to respond to storm, flood and fire damage across Canada and the United States,” MDS told its supporters in the Sept. 4 edition of its biweekly email update. “Please consider serving if you are able to offer a week of your time to help people get back home in places like South Dakota, Texas and California.” Interested individuals can visit the weekly volunteer calendar, email email@example.com or call 1-800-241-8111. “If you are unable to serve, but would like to support the efforts of MDS volunteers, a financial gift will give them a place to stay, food to eat and the tools and equipment needed to get the job done,” MDS added.
—By Aaron Epp
MDS needs a greater number of weekly volunteers this fall to respond to storm, flood and fire damage across Canada and the United States. (Photo courtesy of Facebook.com/MennoniteDisasterService)