Disaster Response

Welcome to the Northern Ohio District Brethren Disaster Ministries Page.  We have a team that travels each year in the spring and fall.  We hope you are able to join us on one of our upcoming disaster ministry trips.

Spring 2020 Trip:  Postponed
Lumberton, North Carolina
Contact Disaster Co-Coordinators for More Info:
Brenda Hostetler, 330-682-9123
Bob Patalano, 419-651-3647


A new schedule will be sent out from BDM once trips have been reopened and volunteers will be asked to sign up again for a week or two of their choice.  Currently, the Northern Ohio team may be taking assignments here in Ohio, and may be working in the Dayton area.

Brenda Hostetler                 Bob Patalano
Hjbrenda@aol.com             MrPatalano@zoominternet.net


Picture courtesy of Brethren Disaster Ministries:  Spring 2019 Disaster Ministry Team - Lumberton, NC

Brenda Hostetler, Disaster Co-Coordinator

Bob Patalano, Disaster Co-Coordinator

BDM Facebook Video About Projects

2020 Brethren Disaster Ministries Project Dates

Carolina's Project Site Information



2019-2020 Brethren Disaster Ministries News and Projects

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Disaster Response Newsletter NOHCOB

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Brethren Disaster Ministries Bridges

Download the Brethren Disaster Ministries Bridges Newsletter!

Just in Time Disaster Training

Learn more about Just In Time Disaster Training!


After flood relief

Learn more about after flood relief and next steps. 

Guide for Developing Emergency Operation Plans for Houses of Worship

Get the Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship.

Be Prepared for Winter with Ohio EMA Seasonal Hazard Forecast




Summer Seasonal Hazard Outlook 


Be Prepared for Spring with Ohio EMA Seasonal Hazard Forecast

Be Cautious During Lightening Storms