"Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota expresses the love of Christ for all people through service that inspires hope, changes lives, and builds community."

LSS Disaster Services

Mailing Address:
2485 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Contact Info
Nancy Beers
Director of Disaster Services and Camp Noah
(507) 990-5307 cell

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) serves all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age.

Funding for LSS Disaster Response is provided by LDR.


LSS Disaster Services

LSS Disaster Recovery Services include long-term disaster case management, volunteer coordination, rebuild assistance, mental health supports, financial counseling, Camp Noah (for children impacted by disaster) and other related disaster recovery services.

How can you help?
Recovery takes a long time. Throughout the process families need support to rebuild their homes and their lives. Your contribution helps give families the hope and resources they need.


Send donations by check to:
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, ATTN: Disaster Services
SDS 12-2054
PO Box 86
Minneapolis, MN 55486-2054

Help is available

LSS is working to assist victims of flooding in northern Minnesota. Watch the video below for more information about the help being offered.


Fall 2013

Listen to three NEMN flood survivors tell their own stories of loss and hope.

June 21, 2012

Thousands of our neighbors in northeast Minnesota are reeling from torrential rains this week that washed out roads and bridges, displaced residents and flooded businesses and churches. The extent of damage may not be known for several days. Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is working with the ELCA Northeastern Minnesota Synod Office and the national office of Lutheran Disaster Response to respond to the flood disaster.

"Right now, people need to focus on safety," explained Nancy Beers, LSS Director of Disaster Services and Camp Noah. "Emergency responders are working around the clock to assist area residents. At the same time, we know flood recovery will be a very long journey ahead, especially for people who are directly affected."

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota will be assisting with long-term recovery efforts and will make their Camp Noah program available to children – a specialized day-camp specifically designed to help children recover from natural disasters. This summer, Camp Noah is helping children find hope and healing in several communities nationwide that have been affected by natural disasters including Minot, North Dakota and Joplin, Missouri.

Please give generously. You can donate online or send a contribution by mail. Please indicate Duluth Disaster Response. Thank you for reaching out to our neighbors in northeastern Minnesota.