Center houses six nonprofit organizations

September 04, 2001

Owned and operated by the Church of the Brethren's general board, the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor is home to six nonprofit organizations that work in relief and development, disaster response, social justice, peace education and hospitality. The groups are:

Emergency Response/Service Ministries: Part of the Church of the Brethren, the ministries provide volunteers to help clean up and rebuild homes after disasters and to comfort children in traumatic disaster situations. Their material resources effort annually ships clothing, medical and school kits and blankets to more than 70 countries.

Interchurch Medical Assistance Inc.: An association of 12 U.S. Protestant relief and development organizations that distributes medical products overseas and participates in international disease control programs.

New Windsor Conference Center: Owned and operated by the Church of the Brethren, the conference and retreat center serves churches, nonprofit groups, individuals and families.

On Earth Peace: A movement grounded in the Church of the Brethren that uses religious and educational activities to advocate peace and justice.

SERRV International Inc.: A trade and development organization that promotes social and economic progress for people in developing countries.

American Red Cross: The Carroll district office of the Central Maryland chapter of the emergency preparation and disaster relief organization relocated to the center from Westminster in November 2000.

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