Disaster staff return to the disaster sites to assess ongoing recovery efforts and determine needs in this post-emergency, or intermediate, phase of the relief effort.
There are still opportunities to help those suffering from disasters — particularly in Colorado and the Philippines.
Although many of those with flood damage have begun cleanup, some still haven’t been able to get back to their homes because of impassable roads. Temporary housing is a big need.
In the wake of September’s torrential rains that caused flooding across the state of Colorado, national LCMS Disaster Response and LCMS Rocky Mountain District leaders met with area pastors whose communities were affected to determine immediate relief needs and long term recovery efforts.
Members of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Collins, Colo., are staffing a local shelter — providing food, clothing and other necessities to weary flood victims.