Disaster

Alabama
Lutheran Ministries of Alabama is coordinating volunteers to aid in tornado recovery in Central Alabama. Please visit the Lutheran Ministries website to register (www.lmal.org).

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 Brea Hapken at 720-315-5492.

Florida
Volunteers are needed in Escambia (Pensacola) and Santa Rosa counties to assist those impacted by the recent flooding that occurred in April where between 18 and 22 inches of rain fell in 24 hours. Contact David Yarborough at Lutheran Services Florida at 813-210-3675.

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

For opportunities in Gifford (Champaign County), please call the Gifford Hotline, 217-568-7411.

The city of Washington (Tazewell County) is coordinating volunteers through Bethany Community Church.  Please check out information regarding volunteering on their website, www.bethanycommunitychurch.com, and their Facebook.

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
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.

Volunteer opportunities through the ELCA’s Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod can be found 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, 2013 and 2014. For information regarding volunteering, please contact Duane Moudy at 314-422-5520, or John Pyron at 314-222-6781.

New York
Metropolitan New York
Volunteer group hosting’s for Hurricane Sandy response in New York City and Long Island are available through the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) Call Center at 866-732-6121, send your phone number and details about your interest by email, 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, joliva@hwcli.com or 631-662-3857.
For further assistance contact the Rev. Craig Miller at 347-327-3777.

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

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.

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.

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 507-473-2040.

Various Locations throughout the US: Central Oklahoma, New Jersey, Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota.