Mini-Grants Update

(Photo Credit: Disaster Kit at All Saints Lutheran Church, Mt. Pleasant, SC)

Congratulations to everyone who applied for Congregational Preparedness Mini-Grants from LDR Carolinas earlier this year!  A total of (33) congregations across the Carolinas applied for assistance with a variety of preparedness projects, including the purchase or updating of an AED (automatic external defibrillator), first aid kits and volunteer training, and updating security systems or lighting. These grants will help these congregations complete an estimated $47,000 worth of preparedness projects.

Thanks to the SC Mission Fund for the grant to LDR Carolinas which provided a total of $4,900 in mini-grants to these South Carolina Synod congregation:

Bethel, White Rock
Christ Community, North Charleston
Emmanuel, West Columbia
Hope, Vance
Martin Luther, Charleston
Our Saviour, West Columbia
Zion, Lexington

Thanks to the Michael Peeler/Virginia Casey Fund in NC for the grant to LDR Carolinas, which along with a boost from the NC Synod Disaster Fund, provided a total of $17,125 in mini-grants to these North Carolina Synod congregations:

A Mighty Fortress, Charlotte
Augsburg, Winston-Salem
Coble’s, Julian
Friendship, Taylorsville
Good Shepherd, Brevard
Good Shepherd, Raleigh
Holy Cross, Lincolnton
Holy Trinity, Charlotte
Holy Trinity, Raleigh
Kimball Memorial, Kannapolis
Living Waters, Cherokee
Morning Star, Matthews
Mt. Gilead, Mt. Pleasant
Mt. Hermon, Concord
Old St. Paul’s, Newton
Our Father, Jacksonville
St. Andrew, New Bern
St. Andrew’s, Hickory
St. John’s, Lenoir
St. John’s, Salisbury
St. Luke’s, Conover
St. Mark’s, Asheville
St. Mark’s, China Grove
St. Marks, Lumberton
St. Paul’s, Wilmington
St. Stephen’s, Gold Hill

Does your congregation have a plan in place to help your members be prepared and help your congregation serve your community when a disaster occurs? 

If not, let us know how we can help!

(NC congregations are encouraged to send a group to our Congregational Preparedness workshop at the NC Synod Gathering on Saturday, June 1 to learn more about developing a plan.)

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