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Rebuilding a Widows Home (Hurricane Maria)

Rebuilding a Widow’s Home in Puerto Rico

Mirana* will not soon forget the events of September 20, 2017. It was the day Hurricane Maria ripped across the island of Puerto Rico and destroyed her home. With few other options, Mirana collected pieces of wood and blocks from the rubble to build a tiny shelter for herself and her mentally challenged daughter. Before… Read more

Miller/Yoder Tragedy

Disaster Response Accident Update

On Tuesday, February 6, around 5:30 p.m., a volunteer work crew was returning to the Christian Aid Ministries Disaster Response base in Lumberton, North Carolina, when they were involved in a serious traffic accident. Two volunteers were killed and two others seriously injured.

Josiah Miller, age 47, and Kevin Yoder, age 18, died in the crash. Both were from the New Order Amish community in Hustonville, Kentucky. Josiah leaves behind his wife Susan and 10 children, 8 still at home…

CAM assesses damages in Puerto Rico

CAM assesses damages in Puerto Rico

CAM Rapid Response team members are in Puerto Rico investigating damages to see how we can best help. Before leaving, the team had spoken with a mission pilot who was the first to land in the capital city San Juan after Hurricane Maria. “The needs are unbelievable,” the contact said. “The news isn’t getting the… Read more

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Puerto Rico Battered by Hurricane Maria

Update: A week after Hurricane Maria left a path of destruction in Puerto Rico, the situation is looking dismal. In one place that took a direct hit from the hurricane, residents are saying they have been without fresh water for days. Neighbors are sharing food as it rapidly becomes scarce.   Due to the damage,… Read more

Hurricane Irma Hits Florida

Hurricane Irma Hits Florida

Rapid Response helps with flood cleanup As Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recorded history, barreled toward Florida, people around the world earnestly prayed. Our Rapid Response staff, already overwhelmed with the Hurricane Harvey project in Texas, braced themselves for the worst and prepared for another large disaster. The state ordered… Read more