The Mennonite Disaster Service unit in Lancaster, Pa., is coordinating volunteers making coronavirus protection masks at a rate of 21,000 every three days. By April 13 they had made 55,000.
BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. — Thi Nguyen was attending a Vietnamese Mennonite church in Philadelphia when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. He wanted to help and was invited to travel to Bayou La Batre as a service worker for the Mennonite Central Committee.
Over the two years he served with MCC, he was a translator and an adviser for many Vietnamese people.
“I got attached to this place,” he said.