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:  April 26 - May 2
Lumberton, North Carolina
Contact Disaster Co-Coordinators for More Info:
Brenda Hostetler, 330-682-9123
Bob Patalano, 419-651-3647

Northern Ohio Disaster Volunteer Trip is coming!


New Windsor has decided to keep The Carolinas Hurricane Matthew Recovery project in Lumberton, N.C  open until the first of May.  Northern Ohio is scheduled to work April 26  through May 2, 2020.  We are to share the week with a group from Southern Ohio.  With that said, we need a total of 7 people to go on this trip.  Can you go with us and share the week doing recovery work?  We need to know who is interested by March 21, 2020.  Contact Bob Patalano at MrPatalano@Zoominternet.net  (phone 419-651-3647) or Brenda Hostetler at Hjbrenda@aol.com (phone 330-682-9123).

We would like to travel as a group but if that is not possible arrangement can be made so no one goes alone. Remember two or three are better than one when traveling.  More information will be coming!

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

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