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    Extending Mercy

    As Fall gets closer it is a good time to review your readiness plans in the event a disaster happens in your community. As we prepare for the Hurricane season, check your lists, your phone numbers, your contact system, and your batteries.
    The Southeastern District has numerous resources to assist in Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. Check our website or contact Liz DeMik. If you are interested in a congregational training session (for church, home, and community) contact Liz.

    Disaster Response Training in Cumberland MD: Please save the Date!
    Saturday, August 24 beginning at 8:45a.m.

    This is a great opportunity for all pastors and laity to take part in and costs nothing. Contact Pastor Eric Ruble at Trinity Lutheran church in Cumberland, MD. The goal of this training is to prepare congregations and individual members to be better prepared for when a disaster strikes and know how to respond not only within their congregation, but to also respond in Word and deed within their greater community.

    The Southeastern District Disaster Response Task Force works to collect and provide information to assist congregations and members to be prepare for times of disaster.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Deaconess Liz DeMik, SED Disaster Recovery Assistant at 1-800-637-5723 Ext. 215 or

    The Southeastern District encourages:

    _____ each congregation to identify a disaster coordinator for the congregation. Please forward a name and contact information on a contact for your congregation to

    ____each congregation to prepare a congregational disaster plan (a six module program to assist in this planning has been developed by the district task force and is available from the link above.

    A series of video modules developed for Congregations

    Disaster Preparedness Resources
    - this page is a link to resources for congregations