LCC Disaster Response In Contact With LCMS Southern District For Hurricane Delta Recovery Assistance
Hurricane Delta followed almost the same path through several coastal areas and states that Hurricane Laura did six weeks ago. In fact, they hit the shore 12 miles apart. The flooding, wind damage, and power outages have again affected the same homes and businesses that have already experienced devastation.
Kathy O’Day, Lutheran Church Charities Director of Disaster Response, has been in close contact with Pastor Ed Brashier, Southern District Disaster Response Coordinator this week. He stated that the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) had opened three volunteer camps after Hurricane Laura in the Southern and Florida-Georgia districts. Each of these camps had to shut down and teams had to evacuate with their equipment before Hurricane Delta came ashore. They are returning this week to reassess damages and continue assisting affected residents.
Pastor Brashier has extended an invitation to Lutheran Church Charities Disaster Response to the camp set up at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fairhope, Alabama, to offer chainsaw and heavy equipment assistance to those impacted on the Gulf Shores as soon as we can be available.
Hurricane Delta has caused much destruction, but with your generous donations, Lutheran Church Charities can make a difference by showing the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.
LCC never goes where we are not invited. We NEVER charge those we serve. We pick up all of our travel, lodging, and meal costs. We put boots on the ground within 24 hours (often fewer) from the time we get the invite.