Brethren Disaster Ministries


Inspired by Jesus, Brethren Disaster Ministries focuses on rebuilding homes, caring for children, and providing international relief by engaging volunteers, supporters, and partners to serve communities recovering from disaster.


Brethren Disaster Ministries engages a network of volunteers to repair or rebuild damaged homes for disaster survivors who lack sufficient resources to hire a contractor or other paid labor.  BDM’s goal is to ease the trauma and foster recovery in disaster-stricken communities across the United States.

Children’s Disaster Services meets the needs of children impacted by disaster by setting up temporary child care centers and using therapeutic activities and toys that stimulate imaginative play. Specially trained and certified volunteers provide a calm, safe and reassuring presence for children, as well as individualized consultation for parents about their child’s unique emotional needs.

BDM also restores hope for countless of the most vulnerable disaster survivors around the world by supporting coordinated disaster relief efforts, mostly through faith-based international partners, wherever disaster strikes.

Donate to Brethren Disaster Ministries

Throughout the year, Church of the Brethren districts and individual churches host fund raisers to benefit Brethren Disaster Ministries. To help with urgent needs, donate now!

Oakton BDM Trips

Adults and youth from Oakton have participated in many BDM Rebuild trips. Read their stories.


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