When disasters hit, we’re here to help with disaster recovery assistance

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey serves as the local affiliate of Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR), a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. LSMNJ also works with the NJ District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. We also partner with NJVOAD (New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster).


View resources specific to Hurricane IDA (Sept. 2021) here.

Additional recovery resources are listed at the bottom of this page.

How we assist with disaster recovery in New Jersey:

  • Strengthen long-term recovery groups
  • Coordinate volunteers and housing
  • Provide funding for recovery projects
  • Facilitate emotional and spiritual support

We collaborate with:

  • Congregations
  • Interfaith organizations
  • Federal, state, and local agencies
  • The community-at-large
  • Faith-based organizations

Get involved:

  • Volunteer with a team assisting in recovery and rebuilding efforts
  • Provide financial donations to help impacted families
  • Offer prayerful support to lives that were changed by disaster

Make an online donation today or donations can be mailed to:

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey
3 Manhattan Drive
Burlington, NJ 08016
(Designate to Lutheran Disaster Recovery)

Recovery Resources:

Below is a list of resources for those in need of assistance during a disaster in New Jersey: