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Lutheran Ministries of Alabama
We are one body organized in three expressions sharing a common mission of ensuring a strong foundation that enables faithful gathering and gospel proclamation, community involvement, open dialogue and a culture of supportread more
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Lutheran Ministries of Alabama provide solutions to the social and health needs of Alabama through education, training, counseling, disaster response, and child services (Summer Outreach, Supervised Visitation, Mentoring, to name a few.)read more
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The basis for this mission is that we as Christians, in response to our Lord's directives, perform works that flow from our faith, demonstrating that our love is for all people, even as the Gospel of Jesus Christ is for all people.read more
article posted September 6th, 2012
The participants at Camp Noah in Pratt City, an area of Birmingham, AL, had quite a surprise yesterday when First Lady Michelle Obama came to visit. The camp is a ministry begun by Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota in 1997 to help children affected by disasters process the experience. It was being hosted by Lutheran Ministries of Alabama in Pratt City as part of their response to the devastating tornado in April 2011.
The First Lady was able to greet many of the children presonally and even took home some of the healthy treats they were putting together as part of their program. It was a great experience for those present and a nice affirmation of the good work of Camp Noah. A wonderful example of how in times of disaster our church takes seriously the role of being there for the long haul, even after the news cameras have left. And sometimes when they come back.
You can also learn more about the even from local news coverage (short ads before most videos):
article posted August 27th, 2012
FOR IMIDIATE RELEASE:
LUTHERAN MINISTRIES OF ALABAMA RESPONDS TO TROPICAL STORM ISAAC
August 27, 2012
Lutheran Ministries of Alabama (LMA) has begun its preparedness routine for response to Tropical Storm Isaac in South Alabama. In the coming days and weeks LMA will be requesting teams of skilled volunteers to help with the relief phase of recovery for South Alabama, to include chainsaw teams and muck out teams. We will assess the needs of those who will be requiring Long Term Recovery (LTR) – to include repairs and rebuild of homes-as we are doing the emergency relief and debris removal. If you would like to volunteer please log onto www.LMAL.org to register or email, Program Liaison, Sharon Sutor at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and updates on Tropical Storm Isaac please log on to our website and/or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lutheran-Ministries-of-Alabama).
If you would like to make a donation to Lutheran Ministries of Alabama for the families affected by Tropical Storm Isaac you may do so by logging onto our website or by mailing in your donation. Please mark your check “Isaac.” Cash donations are always best along with gift cards to Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-Mart and Target.
It is the pleasure of Lutheran Ministries of Alabama to serve in the communities across the state and we could not do so without your support. Thank You!
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article posted August 27th, 2012
OFFICE OF GOVERNOR ROBERT BENTLEY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012
Governor Bentley Declares State of Emergency, Issues Evacuation Orders Due to Expected Impact from Isaac
MONTGOMERY – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley on Sunday declared a statewide State of Emergency and issued mandatory evacuation orders ahead of Isaac’s expected landfall as a hurricane along the Gulf Coast.
“I am urging everyone to take precautions now, monitor weather warnings, and be prepared for whatever Isaac may bring,” Governor Bentley said. “By declaring this state of emergency, I am mobilizing the resources our communities need as the storm approaches.”
“This state of emergency indicates we are drawing closer to feeling the impact of Isaac,” Alabama EMA Director Art Faulkner said. “Please make preparations now for the potential impact of strong winds and heavy rains for your area.”
Governor Bentley is also ordering a mandatory evacuation beginning at 8:00 Monday morning for Zones 1 and 2 in both Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
In Baldwin County: Zones 1 and 2 include all areas south of U.S. Highway 98 and areas on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay that are South of Interstate 10 and west of U.S. Highway 98. Additionally, all people living in proximity to the Fish, Styx, Blackwater, and Perdido Rivers should evacuate. Also, all people living in manufactured homes, and those living in low-lying, flood-prone areas should evacuate.
In Mobile County: Zones 1 and 2 include areas south of Interstate 10 and those areas that are north of I-10 and east of I-65 and east of U.S. 43. Also, all people living in manufactured homes, and those living in low-lying, flood-prone areas should evacuate.
By declaring a State of Emergency, Governor Bentley is directing the activation of the Alabama Emergency Operations Plan. Governor Bentley is also directing the appropriate state agencies to exercise their statutory authority to assist the communities and entities affected by the storm. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency is also authorized to make appropriate assessments of damages following the storm and seek any necessary state and federal assistance for affected areas.
Governor Bentley is also ordering Alabama National Guard troops to be on standby in order to assist communities that may be impacted by Isaac. All key state agencies are also on alert and ready to assist.
Residents along the coast and inland are all encouraged to continue to monitor changing weather conditions. The Ready Alabama website, www.readyalabama.gov, includes helpful suggestions to help people prepare for the impact of a hurricane. Ready Alabama information is also available on Twitter by following @readyalabama. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency also has information online at www.ema.alabama.gov and on Twitter by following @AlabamaEMA.