Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) in Eastern Pennsylvania is one of over 40 affiliates across the United States. Following disasters like Sandy, LDR provides hardship grants, volunteer coordination, spiritual and emotional care, and long-term recovery.
In Eastern Pennsylvania, LDR is administered by Lutheran Congregational Services, an affiliate of Liberty Lutheran Services based in Philadelphia, Pa. LDR still recruits volunteers and laborers to help repair damage in Hatboro caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. Of course, the focus has already widened in scope to the region now impacted by the power outages, flood waters and wind damage from Sandy.
Lutheran heritage is steeped in the comforts of good food and fellowship, and certainly, joining together in Christian faith to serve and care for those in need. It’s not surprising, then, that even after presenting its $2200 donation this month to Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) in Eastern Pennsylvania, Living God Lutheran Church continues to find ways to help disaster victims. “Our Outreach Team is now collecting supplies and donations to put together clean up bucket kits that LDR will deliver to those who need them,” said Moore.