This year, remember your dad and the men in your life with a gift to help Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR). Your gift to LDR through Liberty Lutheran Services will honor so many people who have devoted their skills and energies to disaster response and relief efforts.
Trinity provides regular opportunities for people to volunteer for disaster response, especially in assembling flood buckets, through Pumpkinfest, which benefits LDR, and through strategic planning with community partners to better respond to future events. Trinity members Mark Staples and Keith Clemens were instrumental in developing a documentary about disaster survivors in the Eastwick neighborhood of Philadelphia, which is a tool LDR uses to help educate about the impact of environmental injustice and disasters. Ali Corr (daughter of Lisa Corr, Trinity’s Director of Administration), is a disaster case manager with LDR and Trinity member Julia Menzo serves as LDR Coordinator for eastern Pennsylvania. While LDR is currently in the midst of long-term recovery for hundreds of Hurricane Ida survivors right here in Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, Chester, and Philadelphia counties, many still do not have working heat and hot water. Disaster case managers like Ali help families access rental assistance, furniture, and rebuilding and repair resources.
While we are beginning to experience the impact of climate change across the Northeast, in the form of wetter, more unpredictable weather, LDR – eastern PA is determined to keep the most vulnerable in the greatest focus as we build new partnerships, change how we do outreach, and most notably by paying attention to those who are renters, a group that has long been overlooked in disaster recovery.
Click here to PAY online.
The deadline is June 5, 2023. Please select OTHER in the online portal and put “Father’s Day Appeal” or mark your check, “Father’s Day Appeal.”