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The Neighborly Response: Providing Disaster Relief Along the Coast

July 14, 2021

When Hurricane Elsa began developing last week, it was unclear what areas the storm would damage and who would be affected. Lutherans in the United States have a long history of participating in disaster response and are often the first to arrive in the wake of an emergency. Lutheran Services Carolinas, located in Salisbury, North Carolina, is dedicated to disaster response in their region and rose to the challenge once again in the wake of Elsa.

As Hurricane Elsa approached, Lutheran Services Carolinas took immediate action to help their friends and neighbors who would be struck by the storm. In partnership with NC Mission Ministries and FEMA Donation Management, Lutheran Services Carolinas Disaster Services helped load emergency supplies for distribution across the coastal areas of North and South Carolina. These donations made a huge difference for communities affected by the storm.

Lutheran Services Carolinas is a member of Lutheran Services in America, a network of 300 health and human service organizations located in more than 1,400 communities across the United States. Together, the network makes a difference in the lives of one in 50 Americans every year.

Learn more about Lutheran Services Carolinas.

By Sophia Behrens, Intern