Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response(formerly Lutheran Disaster Response)
The response is Minot is completed. Thank you to all the volunteers that assisted in the cleanup and rebuild effort. You have made a difference in the lives of many!
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!