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11/20/14: An opportunity to assist with snowstorm recovery efforts with our Lutheran friends

The ongoing snow event in the Southtowns and South Buffalo has created both challenges for the people living in those areas and opportunities for those of us who do not.  A Western NY version of the ministry of Lutheran Disaster Response is being activated on three fronts.

First of all, anyone living in the North Towns or other areas who can get to Clarence is welcome to help provide homemade soup and baked goods to feed the crews of emergency workers who have come into the area.  The place to drop off the soup and baked goods is the Clarence Firehall at 10355 Main Street Clarence, NY(716)-759-8842.  If you have any questions about this endeavor please call Steve Biegner at (716) 868-1232. 

Secondly, if any pastor in the the snowbound areas has someone  in a hospital in the Northtowns who needs a visit please consider contacting either Steve Biegner or myself so that one of us could make a visit for you.

Finally, assuming that travel bans will be lifted by Saturday morning, Holy Trinity in Buffalo has been designated as a staging point for volunteers to report to who would like to shovel snow for those who need assistance.  Any pastor in the South Buffalo and Southtowns area who knows of someone who needs help shoveling sidewalk or front steps and doorways is welcome to provide that name and address for volunteer assistance.  Names and addresses should be communicated to Mary Wolf, Office Adminstrator at St. Paul's in Eggertsville by calling 835-0407 or emailing stpauls1827@juno.com.  Likewise, volunteers should contact Mary to share their intention to report at Holy Trinity on Saturday morning.  Pastor Lee Miller has volunteered coffee and hot chocolate at Holy Trinity and pizza around noon for those who would like to report back for food and fellowship.

Any questions? Call John Klatt, Pastor of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in North Tonawanda, at 716-523-1819.  Thanks for considering this opportunity for be the hands and feet of Christ.