Our Mission

Having personally experienced the trauma that comes with natural disaster, we understand what it’s like. As community leaders, we have worked to help provide for our communities’ needs throughout recovery. Fires, floods, mudslides, and tornadoes destroyed all, or parts, of our towns. But we, alongside our communities, rose from the ashes and debris. While we were on the emotional roller coaster of recovery, we all asked ourselves, “Disasters happen, where are the people who have been through this?” and “How can we reach them?”

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Our Story

Team member and disaster veteran Christine Files (Bastrop, TX) approached Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) to bring together disaster leaders they had worked with from across the region. In September 2016, the group met and shared experiences and stories. It was evident this group was filled with strong, determined leaders who were ready to help other communities facing the long road of disaster recovery.

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Meet our Team

Tornadoes, wildfires, floods, mudslides, and hurricanes, the Disaster Leadership Team members are available to help communities establish the infrastructure needed for disaster recovery. We want to be there to support others who are facing the unbelievable obstacles and challenges that accompany disaster.

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Contact Us

We are ready to listen, advise & connect. If your community needs guidance on where to go or what to do next, we can help. Our Executive Director will get in touch with an available team member who will begin to assist you through a face to face (dependent on travel restrictions).

Disasters do not discriminate

Our team specializes in helping other communities get on their feet and make their recoveries smoother and faster.
Tornado damage

Tennessee Tornadoes

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Raised:
$1,500
Goal:
$15,000

Fund Our Team

When we receive a call from a community, your donation will help us with transportation for our volunteer disaster recovery mentors or connect us with the community.

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Raised:
$2,470
Goal:
$5,500

Latest Causes

Communities we are currently working with to smooth their recovery.

Tennessee Tornadoes

0
Raised:
$1,500
Goal:
$15,000

Fund Our Team

When we receive a call from a community, your donation will help us with transportation for our volunteer disaster recovery mentors or connect us with the community.

0
Raised:
$2,470
Goal:
$5,500

We could not have done this without the DLT and especially with the help of Carlene (Anders). She provided us with support and with the knowledge to get us to the next step in recovery..

Cody Shugart - Chair, Victoria County LTRG