ELCA and LSS team up to help flood destruction

By KBJR News 1

10th ave and E. 3rd st Duluth

July 2, 2012 Updated Dec 20, 2013 at 8:54 PM CDT

The Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is working with the ELCA Northeastern Minnesota Synod Office and the national office of Lutheran Disaster Response to respond to the flood disaster in Duluth and other communities affected by torrential rains in northeastern Minnesota.

“Right now, people need to focus on safety,” explained Nancy Beers, LSS Director of Disaster Services and Camp Noah. “Emergency responders are working around the clock to assist area residents.

At the same time, we know flood recovery will be a very long journey ahead—months and maybe years—especially for people who are directly affected.”

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota will be assisting with long-term recovery efforts and will make their Camp Noah program available to children.

This specialized day-camp is specifically designed to help children recover emotionally from natural disasters.

This summer, Camp Noah is helping children find hope and healing in several communities nationwide that have been affected by natural disasters including Minot, North Dakota and Joplin, Missouri.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is appealing for donations to assist with flood recovery efforts.

Donations can be made online at www.lssmn.org/disaster or by mailing a contribution to Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, SDS 12-2054
PO Box 86, St. Paul, MN 55486 (Memo: Duluth Disaster Response).