ANE Disaster Ministries

Atlantic Northeast District Church of The Brethren

Brethren Disaster Ministries

Congregations are encouraged to organize groups of up to 15 (or half groups of 7) volunteers who are able to travel and commit to one week of serving with the Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) Rebuild Program.

Smaller groups of 7 or less or individuals, may also volunteer.

To volunteer, please contact Ed Olkowski, ANE District Disaster Coordinator by phone (302) 540-0920 or by email.


Site Information

Dawson Springs, Kentucky

Travel Related Information

For van Reservations contact Mary Etta Reinhart, Director of Witness & Outreach

ANE Policy

Driver Guidelines

Reimbursement Information

Travel costs for ANE congregations who travel to BDM work sites under the coordination of our District Disaster Coordinator, Ed Olkowski, may be reimbursed by funds from the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction and the Helping Hands Benevolence Fund.  The Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, Inc hosts an auction every 4th weekend in September.  Please visit their website to learn more on how you can volunteer.



Through our general fund we are able to support Atlantic Northeast District congregational life by
providing resources, calling and training pastoral leadership, guiding pastoral placement, and
coordinating cooperative ventures in stewardship, witness, church development,
education, and youth, young adult, and senior adult ministries.