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Many areas of Mississippi were severely impacted by floods in March 2016. Volunteers are now needed in locations about 90 miles south of Memphis and in southern Mississippi as well. Comfortable volunteer housing available.

Please contact Ellen Koester or 615-838-5550 to learn about current opportunities.

West Virginia

Volunteers are needed to assist survivors of the 1,000 year flood that hit West Virgina in June 2016. The recovery effort is expected to take 3-5 years.  Most of the immediate needs that volunteer teams will address will be in the area of rebuilding. If you have a team that would like to schedule a trip, please contact Community Lutheran Partners's Executive Director Sherri Schafer at


Please contact Jessica Vermilyea with Upbring Disaster Response at 504-376-9121 or by email at for available opportunities.


July 2015 Jefferson County flood

Requesting groups with construction experience (a 3:1 ratio of unskilled to skilled volunteers is preferred) to assist with repairs stemming from the July 2015 flood in Jefferson County (about 30 miles south of St. Louis).

December 2015 flood – 33 counties affected; greatest impact in the St. Louis region

The muck out/debris removal phase is winding down but there is still a small need for clean-up/emergency repair teams. As the recovery effort progresses, there will also be significant need for repair/rebuild volunteers. The Disaster Case Management process is ramping up, and it is anticipated that rebuild volunteer teams will be needed in mid-late spring 2016.

Please contact Ben Perrin and Duane Moudy for additional information.

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 Alex Elefante at or by phone at 609-699-4132 by phone at 609-699-4132 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 recovery and to clean up after flooding in Long Island. Most organizations seek "skilled" volunteers, but unskilled volunteers are also welcome. The contacts below can also connect you or your group with housing while in New York.

For Hurricane Sandy recovery opportunities in New York City, please contact Alana Tornello, Director of the Volunteer Group Housing Program for New York Disaster Interfaith Services at Presbyterian Hope in Action also has a program that will reimburse out of town groups for travel costs to and from New York City. Ask Alana Tornello for details. 

For Hurricane Sandy recovery opportunities as well as other volunteer opportunities on Long Island, please contact Simone Leo at the Long Island Volunteer Center at


Volunteers are needed to assist with rebuilding efforts for the 2015 flooding events which occurred in Central Texas.  For more information on volunteering, please visit the Blanco River Regional Recovery Team’s (BR3T) Facebook page at or email Traci Maxwell at Additional inquiries can be directed to Jessica Vermilyea with Upbring Disaster Response at 504-376-9121 or by email at

Camp Noah – A special ministry for children affected by community trauma/disaster 

Camp Noah is a resiliency and preparedness program for children in communities impacted by disaster. Teams travel to sites all over the US. Groups or individuals may register for this week-long mission trip. For more information contact 800-987-0061.