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Disaster

Alabama
Lutheran Ministries of Alabama is seeking skilled repair, rebuild and site coordinator teams to aid in tornado recovery in Central Alabama. Please visit the Lutheran Ministries website www.lmal.org to register your team by clicking on the volunteer button.

 

Colorado
Volunteers are needed in Northern Colorado to assist those impacted by the floods from September 2013 in Boulder, Larimer and Weld Counties. For those interested in volunteering in reconstruction or other congregational/group projects, please contact Phyllis Kane, Case Management Coordinator, Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountain, at 1-970-646-8794.

 

Illinois
Volunteers are needed for those affected by the 2013 tornadoes in central Illinois.

Those interested in volunteering to help rebuild the community of Brookport please contact Pastor Jeff Bealmer of First United Methodist Church of Metropolis at 618-524-9325.

 

Louisiana

Volunteers are needed in Louisiana to support continued rebuilding efforts for those impacted by Hurricanes Katrina (2005) and Isaac (2010).  Please contact Jessica Vermilyea at 504-376-9121 for available opportunities.

 

Maryland

Volunteers are needed to help with recovery from Hurricane Sandy in Somerset County. Visit www.lpdr.org for details. Groups are particularly needed for the month of September. If you have a group that would like to participate please send an email.

 

Mississippi

On December 23, Columbia, Mississippi was struck by multiple tornadoes and a number of houses were either destroyed or seriously damaged. Columbia Strong, the local long term recovery group, welcomes all volunteers as they begin the process of helping those impacted to rebuild their lives. To schedule your volunteer group, call Nik Ingram, Columbia Strong volunteer coordinator at 601.803.2667. For team housing contact Rev. Keith Gaugf at kgaughf@live.com or 601.736.7171.

 

Missouri

The community of Orrick, Missouri, a town about 30 miles east of Kansas City that was affected by powerful tornado in May 2014. They need skilled volunteers to assist in repairing and rebuilding homes. Groups of 10-12 with a 3:1 unskilled:skilled ratio are preferred. Contact John Pyron at Lutheran Family and Children's Service of Missouri for more information. Email: johnp@lfcs.org or Phone: 314.222.6781.

 

New Jersey
Volunteers are urgently needed as we continue to rebuild thousands of homes in New Jersey after Super Storm Sandy hit in 2012. Housing and work assignments are arranged through Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey. Please contact Amy Pennenga by phone at 609-699-4137 or visit their website to book a trip.

 

New York
Metropolitan New York
Volunteers are needed in New York City and Long Island for Hurricane Sandy response and to clean up after recent flooding in Long Island. Most organizations seek "skilled" volunteers.

For Hurricane Sandy response, please contact the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance call center at 866-732-6121, or email your phone number and details about your interest, or visit www.pcusa.org/pda and click on “Work Teams.”

The Long Island Long Term Recovery Group also provides housing and work for volunteers. Contact Jennifer Oliva by email or call 631-662-3857 or Rachael Gambino by email or call 631-778-6074 to help with flooding clean-up efforts.

 

Oklahoma
Rebuilding and repairing damaged homes continues in Oklahoma to help those impacted by the 2013. However, only skilled volunteers with construction background are needed. For details contact Jeff Nieman at 405-287-7536.


Camp Noah – A special ministry for Children affected by disasters
Camp Noah is a resiliency and preparedness program for children in communities impacted by disaster. Teams of 15-25 individuals are needed at each of the Camp Noah program sites across the U.S. Because of the unique nature of Camp Noah, there are special training and requirements, as well as some fees and possibly stipends involved. However, it is a very rewarding experience. Individuals interested in leading a team with Camp Noah can contact Camp Noah at campnoah@lssmn.org or 1-800-987-0061.