Many in New Jersey grateful for relief response of Village Lutheran Church, volunteers following Sandy
A news story titled “Lacey’s Village Lutheran Church Serves as ‘First Responders’ After Sandy” was published by the Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch on Nov. 27, acknowledging the dedicated response of Village Lutheran Church in Lacey, N.J., and their “first responders” in the days and weeks following Superstorm Sandy.
The news story features the partnership of Village Lutheran Church, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Disaster Response ministry and Shepherd’s Heart Disaster Response Ministry in free tree and debris removal services. In fact, “the church has received thousands of calls for tree services.”
The service of LCMS Lutheran Early Response Team volunteer, Jan Gerzevske of Wheaton, Ill., who is volunteering in Lacy for the tree service, is also featured along with her photos of the disaster response work.
Praise God for our partners and volunteers showing mercy to thousands in New Jersey.
Due to the generous donors of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, LCMS Disaster Response was able to provide grants to Shepherd’s Heart Ministry to support this work and purchase equipment.
- To learn more about LCMS Disaster Response, visit www.lcms.org/disaster or call 888-THE LCMS.
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