Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response
Flooding and wind damage has wreaked havoc in many areas of North Dakota and helping each other is just what neighbors do... and right now, your neighbors could use some help, especially in Dunn County.
The North Dakota Long Term Recovery fund is established to support the unmet needs of people who have been impacted by disaster. Through case management, the unmet needs will be presented (anonymously) to the Long Term Recovery Committee for fair and equitable distribution of funds and/or resources. By providing a monetary donation to the Long Term Recovery Fund, you will help areas that has been affected by disaster. If you wish to donate to a specific community or relief organization, please specify with your contribution. Contributions are tax deductible. To contribute to the N.D. Long Term Recovery Fund, please send a check or money order to: N.D. Long Term Recovery Fund 1720 3rd Ave N Fargo, ND 58102
Volunteers will be needed for when a disaster strikes. Preparation allows volunteers to maximize their efforts in the clean up and possible rebuilding houses impacted. Consider building teams for cleanup tasks and also forming teams to assist with rebuilding houses. The rebuild teams should have 2-3 skilled and 2 helpers.
"Skilled" doesn't mean professionals although they are certainly an asset. In rebuilding houses after a disaster, a "skilled" person is one who has experience through hands-on remodeling their home. Think of your skills this way: if I do this task, would I be satisfied with the quality for MY home?
Tasks may include:
- drywall hanging/finishing
- install doors/trim
- install windows
- general carpentry.
Want to help but need training on basic rebuild skills? Consider contacting your local home improvement store for free training workshops and then practice prior to deploying to a disaster. Some suggestions include:
How to cope
Specific info on many questions regarding
recovery from disaster
What to do before, during and after
Flood information for ND, MN, FEMA info, flood insurance.
Be a blessing and be blessed at the same time!