Disaster Relief Team Travels to New Jersey, Marks 50th Trip

Megan Brandsrud

​This week, 33 volunteers from St. Philip's Disaster Relief Ministry of St. Philip's Lutheran Church in Fridley, Minn., traveled to New Jersey to assist in Hurricane Sandy recovery projects.

This trip marked St. Philip's Disaster Relief Ministry's 50th trip since the ministry formed in 2006.

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St. Philip's Disaster Relief Ministry has traveled around the country meeting people who have been impacted by disasters and helping them rebuild their homes.

"St. Philip's Disaster Ministry has been a great leader in volunteering to help those impacted by disasters," Lutheran Disaster Response Program Director Mike Stadie said. "I don't know of any other ELCA congregation that has helped as many people all over the country. Their commitment to helping those in need is inspirational."

St. Philip's Disaster Relief Ministry's current trip to New Jersey was coordinated by Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey (LSMNJ) and A Future with Hope. Please visit LSMNJ's website for more details about this story and Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

Pictured: Members of St. Philip's Disaster Ministry receive certificate from Lutheran Disaster Response Program Director Michael Stadie and Amy Pennenga, disaster response coordinator for LSMNJ.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is a member of the ACT Alliance