Monday, May 07, 2007

DNN :: States cope with tornadoes, flooding

DNN :: States cope with tornadoes, flooding:
"MCOR sent in an emergency grant. The Kansas chapter of Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) was scheduled to meet Tuesday to coordinate its response. LDR was sending a representative to Greensburg and planned meetings with local churches and synod members Tuesday.

'Lutheran Disaster Response is prepared to offer assistance, as needed, in the form of emergency hardship grants and spiritual and emotional care,' said Heather Feltman, executive director.

'Once the town has been reopened, we will also be working in coordination with local congregations to coordinate volunteer teams for debris removal and cleanup,' she said. 'Plans are being made for volunteer teams to begin working this Saturday. After initial assessment has been completed, we will help to organize residents in meeting long-term unmet needs, and volunteer coordination will likely continue through the rebuilding phase.'"

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