Adventist Community Services Disaster Response serves victims of disaster without regard to religion or creed, race, age, or sex. ACSDR is able to serve effectively by utilizing a nationwide network of Adventist Community Services centers, more that 50 of which are located in Michigan.
Michigan ACSDR provides several services to disaster victims and their communities.
- Chain Saw Response Team can help after major wind storms by helping cut up downed trees and remove debris.
- Mobile Kitchen Team can provide meals to victims or to disaster response personnel.
- A New Mobile Kitchen is being built. The old unit has proven too costly to repair. A slide out will provide the necessary room for our volunteers to safely work. More funds are needed. You may help by marking your tithe envelopes, “Disaster Trailers” or sending funds directly to the conference office.
- VHF and Emergency Ham Radio Communications are supplied for the Michigan ACSDR team by a Communications Team.
- Donated goods management and distribution. In Michigan, this service is proved by a team trained in warehouse management, and in the reception of goods from the public and distribution of goods to the survivors of a disaster. Mobile distribution of goods is also available in Michigan.
Diana grew up in Silver Springs, MD and graduated from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Diana became a pastor's wife two weeks later. She has worked with Disaster Response and Adventist Community Services at the local church level and as Director for Adventist Community Service since 2001. Diana became a Certified Senior Adviser in 2011.