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Synod Disaster Relief

Together with Lutheran Services Carolinas, we accompany communities of faith to prep, respond, and recover from disaster.

Additionally, we join together as Lutheran Disaster Response (of the ELCA) to provide support to communities in the United States and throughout the world impacted by disaster. 

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Stories of Disaster Response in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence Recovery – St. Paul’s, Wilmington

Hurricane Florence Recovery – St. Paul’s, Wilmington In late October 2018, five weeks after Hurricane Florence, Deacon GeoRene Jones, synod liaison for Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR), hosted LDR’s U.S. Program Director, Pastor Mike Stadie, as they met with some of our Coastal congregations to listen and see the damage after the storm. While many St. …

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Hurricane Florence Recovery – St. Matthew, Wilmington

Hurricane Florence Recovery – St. Matthew, Wilmington In late October 2018, five weeks after Hurricane Florence, Deacon GeoRene Jones, synod liaison for Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR), hosted LDR’s U.S. Program Director, Pastor Mike Stadie, as they met with some of our Coastal congregations to listen and see the damage after the storm. Thankfully, the fairly-new …

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Hurricane Florence Recovery – Reconciliation, Wilmington

Hurricane Florence Recovery – Reconciliation, Wilmington In late October 2018, five weeks after Hurricane Florence, Deacon GeoRene Jones, synod liaison for Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR), hosted LDR’s U.S. Program Director, Pastor Mike Stadie, as they met with some of our Coastal congregations to listen and see the damage after the storm. The good news was …

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Hurricane Florence Recovery—St. Andrew, New Bern

Hurricane Florence Recovery—St. Andrew, New Bern In late October 2018, five weeks after Hurricane Florence, Deacon GeoRene Jones, synod liaison for Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR), hosted LDR’s U.S. Program Director, Pastor Mike Stadie, as they met with some of our Coastal congregations to listen and see the damage after the storm. The roof of the …

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Hurricanes Irma & Harvey

Hurricanes Irma & Harvey Hurricane Irma made landfall Sept. 6 as a category 5 storm with 185 mph winds: one of the worst in recorded history. Touching down again in Florida and then moving inland, the impact to Florida is widespread and Irma will likely also affect other states before running her course.
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Harvey response and recovery

Harvey recovery and response How can we help? All of us watching the destruction of Hurricane Harvey over the last week have asked this same question. What can we do? The good news is, “we” as the ELCA–churchwide, synods, and congregations–have already begun to help.
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