Disaster

Alabama

Lutheran Ministries of Alabama is currently looking for volunteers to aid in tornado recovery in Mobile, Ala. Please contact Heather Turney at 205-837-3031.

Illinois

Volunteers for Gifford (Champaign County) are being coordinated through the American Red Cross, Central Illinois Chapter at 217-351-5861.

Volunteers for Coal City (Grundy County) and donations can be coordinated through the Coal City Methodist Church at 815-634-8670 or the Coal City Emergency Operations Center call center at 815-518-6051.The call center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The city of Washington (Tazewell County)  is coordinating volunteers through the Tazewell County Health Department at 309-925-5511. Donations are being accepted by the Washington Chamber of Commerce at Countryside Banquet Center, 659 School St, Washington, IL 61571. Please donate anything a person would need for a hotel stay. Dozer Stadium in Peoria has been established as an additional drop location.

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Louisiana

Volunteer opportunities focused on rebuilding efforts after Hurricanes Isaac and Katrina are still available. For current volunteer opportunities, please contact Jessica Vermilyea at 504-376-9121.

Housing opportunities and limited volunteer coordination through the ELCA’s Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod can be found by clicking here.

Camp Restore and Recovery Assistance Inc. is a ministry of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod which provides housing and volunteer coordination in New Orleans, La. For more information, call 504-242-2636 or visit www.camprestore.org

Maryland

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

Missouri

Skilled volunteers continue to be needed in southeast and south central Missouri because of flooding in 2011 and 2013. For information regarding volunteering, please contact Duane Moudy at 314-422-5520, or John Pyron at 314-222-6781.

New Jersey

Following Hurricane Sandy there is a need for volunteers to help with rebuilding in New Jersey. Volunteers are being coordinated through our local affiliate, Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey (www.lsmnj.org). If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Amy Pennenga, Disaster Recovery Coordinator, at 609-699-4137.

New York

Metropolitan New York

Volunteer group hosting’s for Hurricane Sandy response are available through the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance call center at 866-732-6121, email or visit www.pcusa.org/pda and click on “Work Teams.”

For further assistance contact the Rev. Craig Miller at 347-327-3777.

Upstate New York

Volunteers are still needed to respond needs resulting from Hurricanes Irene and Lee. Please contact the organization Schoharie Area Long Term (SALT) at 518-702-5017, or email.

North Dakota

Volunteers are needed in the Minot area as the response transitions into the rebuilding phase. To learn more visit the Hope Village website www.hopevillagend.org. If you are traveling through the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, St. Philip's Lutheran Church in Fridley, MN will provide free overnight lodging for volunteer groups. For more information, go to St. Philip's disaster relief website at www.splcmn.org/spdr. Contact Pastor Jan Hartsook by email or 763-571-1500 ext. 110 for reservations.

Oklahoma

More information at a later date will be available regarding volunteer opportunities to assist those impacted by the 2013 tornadoes in Oklahoma and their long-term recovery efforts.  Helpful websites include: https://okvoad.communityos.org and http://www.volunteercentraloklahoma.org.

Pennsylvania

Volunteers are needed in Bradford and Sullivan counties in northeastern Pennsylvania in response to Hurricanes Lee and Irene. Contact Dianne Fox, 610-428-4598.