Mennonite Disaster Service Updates

This is the MDS Update for September 25, 2014

Crisfield, MD
Office Manager: Oct. 8 – Nov. 1
Crew Leaders: Oct. 8 – Nov. 1

Jamestown, CO
Office Manager: Oct. 8 – Nov. 17

Far Rockaway, NY
Cook: Oct. 16 – 31

Far Rockaway, NY
Assistant cook: Nov. 3 – Dec. 12
Crew Leader: Nov. 3 – Dec. 12

Crisfield, MD
Crew leader: Nov. 3 – Dec. 12

RV Projects
RV volunteers are needed in Hattiesburg, MS, and Pensacola, FL, from Oct. 12 – Dec. 5. Canadian volunteers call (866) 261-1274, US volunteers call (800) 241-8111.

Fall Projects
Short-term groups needed at all locations (High River, AB, Jamestown, CO, Far Rockaway, NY, and Crisfield, MD) Oct. 27 – Dec. 12.

Winter Projects
Scheduling for winter projects (Jan. – Mar. 2015) will begin on Oct. 13. All volunteers call (800) 241-8111 to schedule for the winter months.

For information about week-long volunteer opportunities, call (800) 241-8111 or e-mail For US volunteers who wish to serve long-term (one month or longer), call (800) 241-8111 or email For Canadian volunteers who wish to serve long-term (one month or longer), call (866) 261-1274 or e-mail

Staff Accountant
MDS is seeking a part-time Staff Accountant (30 hours) in the Lititz, PA, office. Primary responsibilities include: month end closing and preparation of monthly financial statements, working with volunteer bookkeepers, reconciliations, general ledger, fixed assets and assistance with preparation and analysis of budgets. Working in an Excel and Quickbooks environment.

Applicants must be active in an Anabaptist church and committed to the Anabaptist faith and peace position.

See full job descriptions on the MDS website, Resumes may be sent to or MDS, 583 Airport Rd, Lititz, PA 17543, attn: Human Resources. Recruitment continues until the position is filled.

Disaster: 2012 Hurricane Sandy
The Crisfield project will open Oct 13 for long-term volunteers and on Oct 20 for short-term volunteers.

Disaster: 2013 Flood
The High River project will reopen on Sep. 29 for long-term volunteers and on Oct. 5 for short-term volunteers. The volunteer housing has changed. Two, three-bedroom apartments will house short-term volunteers and a nearby house with three bedrooms will be home to the long-term volunteers.

Disaster: 2012 Hurricane Sandy
The Far Rockaway project will open on Oct. 13 for long-term volunteers and short-term volunteers will begin on Oct. 20.

Disaster: 2013 Flood.
What a great week of praise here in Jamestown. Over the weekend we all prayed for volunteers that could lay tile. On Monday morning Morris and Shawn arrived, and they are experienced tile-layers. God is good! We made great progress on the homes this week and were blessed by a visit from a local teacher who shared her flood story with us.

Disaster: 2014 Tornado
Storm Aid volunteers continue to rebuild homes in Louisville.

Contributions may be sent to:
USA: 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543 or
Can.: 6A-1325 Markham Rd, Winnipeg, MB R3T 4J6
Tel: USA (800) 241-8111 Can. (866) 261-1274
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Remember the variety of ways you can give to MDS – volunteer your time, give money through cash donations, planned gifts, bequests and traded securities.
Call our office to learn more details.

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