Tag: Disaster Response

Working Together Before Disaster Strikes

As the region prepares for the start of hurricane season on June 1, community organizations, emergency response agencies and industry experts will come together for a Regional Planning Symposium to learn how they can better serve the community in the event of a disaster. Liberty Lutheran and our Lutheran Disaster Response program are at the […]

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Have You Prepared for Spring Flooding?

Spring is here in Pennsylvania, paving the way for snow melt, spring thunderstorms and other causes of dangerous flooding. This week, March 16-22, 2014, is National Flood Safety Awareness Week. Liberty’s Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA, along with The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA,) are taking this opportunity […]

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Winter Storm Clean-Up: Volunteers Needed

It seems winter may be finally losing its grip on the Philadelphia area. As we get closer to spring and the snow continues to melt, it is becoming evident that additional winter storm clean-up is needed. That’s where Liberty’s Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA (LDR-EPA) steps in.

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Ice Storm: Valuable Tips and Info from LDR-EPA

Greetings from Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA! Many of you, your friends and loved ones are still reeling from this week’s ice storm. According to PECO, 715,000 of their customers lost power during the storm and as this article is posted, nearly 300,000 PECO customers are still in the dark.  It is the utility company’s worst-ever […]

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LDR Offers Valuable Tips for Holiday Decoration Safety

The holiday season is a time for cheer, decorations, gatherings with friends and family and celebration. Unfortunately, disaster does not take a holiday. Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA, a member of the Liberty Lutheran Family of Services, most known for the aid they provide to families after natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods, also helps […]

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Long Term Storm Recovery Efforts Blessings to Many

Rebuilding after a storm takes time – a long time. It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee pounded our region and devastated the lives and homes of our friends, loved ones and neighbors. Committed to the long-haul of recovery from these storms is Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA […]

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Preparing your Home & Family for Winter Weather

Winter is right around the corner! With the Farmer’s Almanac predicting a “bitterly cold and snow-filled season” for much of Pennsylvania, Lutheran Disaster Response- Eastern PA, a program of Liberty Lutheran, wants to make sure you and your family are prepared for winter weather.

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Oktoberfest Fundraiser Aids Disaster Response Efforts

-By Joe Harrington, Liberty Lutheran PR Intern Liberty Lutheran and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Glenside are celebrating another successful Oktoberfest! The fifth annual event took place Saturday, September 28th at St. Paul’s in Glenside. Oktoberfest raises thousands of dollars each year to benefit Lutheran Disaster Response- Eastern PA, a service of Liberty Lutheran.

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LDR: Preparing Our Community for Disaster

By Julia Menzo, Disaster Response Coordinator Southeastern PA, Liberty Lutheran Lutheran Disaster Response – Eastern PA(LDR-EPA) is always working to help families through a disaster. Preparedness is a key component to minimizing danger to life, home and property. That’s why LDR-EPA sponsored “How to Prepare your Family, Community and Church for Disaster,” a free workshop […]

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Moore, Oklahoma Tornado: How You Can Help (Updated)

Moore, Oklahoma, and other communities in that state have been devastated by deadly and destructive tornados this spring. The stories and pictures are filled with heart-wrenching suffering and heart-warming resilience. The stories also point to our own feelings of helplessness in these times, whether from our inability to find our loved ones amidst the chaos, […]

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