On Saturday, December 15, Lutheran Disaster Response organized more than 100 volunteers to cut and clear trees at 9 properties in Doylestown, Yardley, Ambler, Glenside, Huntingdon Valley, Coopersburg, and Pipersville, and assemble “Flood Buckets,” all in one day!

More than 50 volunteers descended upon our region this weekend.  Their efforts were a part of the Southeastern Pa VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) goal to get these cleanup needs met this weekend.  Groups participating as part of the SEPA VOAD initiative this weekend included Southern Baptists, Team Rubicon, Lutheran Disaster Response-Liberty Lutheran Services,  Bux-Mont Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Team, United Methodist Committee on Relief, American Baptists, United Way of Bucks County, Salvation Army and American Red Cross.

Lutherans from the following congregations also joined LDR in the cleanup efforts:
Christ Pipersville
Zion Chester Springs
St. Paul’s Mertztown
Advent Harleysville
Gloria Dei Huntindon Valley
Trinity Lansdale

Also on Saturday, 55 additional volunteers met at Christ Lutheran Church in Kulpsville to assemble “Flood Buckets.” The buckets, which contain a variety of cleaning supplies, will be sent to victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.