Community Lutheran Partners, Inc.
Flood recovery is a long and and difficult process.
Community Lutheran Partners, Inc. is in it for the long
haul. To give through Community Lutheran Partners, visit its
website. You can also learn about
volunteer opportunities at there. Disaster response
teams should coordinate with Mary Sanders at
Community Lutheran Partners prior to making plans to
enter the affected area.
West Virginia Flooding /
August 2023 | Call to Action
Community Lutheran Partners has been working with WV
Council of Churches, WV VOAD and WV DHHR as well as
other faith based disaster response organizations to
form an Emotional and Spiritual Care In Disaster
Eastern Kanawha County experienced another round of
devastating flooding on Monday, August 28th. For
much of the area and many of the folks, this is the
second time in two years. There are people stranded
in their homes and others left homeless. The
spiritual care need is tremendous!
VOAD expects this to be an active disaster response
for two weeks. We'll take whatever days you can
give. There are five planned sites for spiritual
care. Some may be fixed, others might be riding
around with response delivering food and supplies.
Clergy, let Mary Sanders know what days you are
available via email email@example.com or
text/phone: 304-506-3158. Cell service is
questionable in the affected area; email is probably
our best bet.
Welcome: CLP is also
accepting monetary donations or you can donate
online to WVVOAD at https://www.wvvoad.org/.
This is a localized disaster so Lutheran Disaster
Reponse is unlikely to automatically have it on its
You can visit Community
Lutheran Partners, Inc., at its website and also
Lutheran Disaster Response
Lutheran Disaster Response works in our neighborhood and
around the world. To learn more about how you can support
the work, visit the Lutheran Disaster Response website at
You can also follow Lutheran Disaster Response on Facebook
by visiting its Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ELCALDR/)
and hitting the "like" button.
& Refugee Services
From LIRS.org, "For over 80 years,
Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service has resettled
refugees, reunited families & rekindled dreams." The
history of Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Services has
its roots in the American Lutheran response to the
suffering occasioned by The Great War. Rather than
digesting it for you here, we invite you to explore this
history at LIRS History
A page centering on military ministry can be found here. It includes
resources for Veterans Day and information on COVID. As
new resources become available, they will be added to the
The West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod Assembly
endorsed work with Centurion Connection, an ELCA ministry
to military personnel and Partners in Care, an initiative
of the WV National Guard to provide support to military
personnel and their families.
Organized by the synod DEM, a Racial Justice Team has been
at work for roughly nine-months. A dedicated page for the
racism-related, under the title, "Racial Justice Team," is
now up. You can visit at http://wv-wmd.org/socmin/racism.html.
If you were wondering what happened to the Scouting section
of this page, you will now find it over on the Camping
West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod, ℅
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 309 Baldwin Street, Morgantown,
304-363-4030 + Porter@WV-WMD.org