NALC Disaster Response
UPDATE MAY 22, 2022 Thank you so much for your help!!. A special thank you to Ken Habermehl and Gary Parkham for taking 26 flood buckets, 15 quilts and more than $500 that was collected through a free-will offering to Gaylord. Your generosity will help those who were so severely affected by the tornado that ripped through Gaylord on Friday, May 20. Please continue to pray for all those affected. Thank you all for your generosity.
NALC Disaster Response is a vital and active part of our church. In 2010 the North American Lutheran Church determined a need for a disaster response coordinator to support congregations in their response when disasters strike.
They provide disaster preparedness training, early response coordination and long-term recovery training. The NALC Disaster Response lifts up each congregation after a disaster strikes, helping them recover, glorifying God and sharing the love of Jesus.
Disasters in 2020/21 did not stop when Covid-19 hit and NALC Disaster Response continued to respond with congregational donations, support and volunteer teams.
While Covid-19 caused the closing of many congregations. Disaster Response provided face masks, sanitizing items, including gloves and wipes to ambulance services, clinics and hospitals in North Carolina, Texas, Ohio and several other areas.
Disaster Response was on the ground running after Hurricane Isaias struck Oak Island, NC in July of 2020. In September after Hurricane Sally made landfall in Pensacola, FL, volunteers were on hand with emergency relief supplies immediately and continue with rebuilding efforts in 2021.
Teams were there to help after West Coast wildfires; in Texas during the Polar Vortex in February in 2021; and are present wherever a need arises. They were even here in Michigan after flooding in the Midland area. They provide spiritual Christian care. Bringing Bibles, prayers and a hands-on personal help and focus to those hurting after a disaster hits.