Rockville, MD- National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) rallied to help the victims of the 2017 hurricanes that swept through parts of Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, leaving widespread damage. A total of $24,510 raised for disaster relief went directly to assist the needs of seniors affected by the hurricanes.
The contributions came from NLCS plus 42 individuals within the National Lutheran family, including staff members, board members and residents. The donation was given to Lutheran Disaster Response of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who distributed the funds for recovery efforts. Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world.
“National Lutheran Communities & Services is committed to serving seniors,” Chief Philanthropy Officer Kathryn Baerwald said. “We are pleased to be able to support and help the ELCA aid those who were affected by the hurricanes.”
About National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS)
Based in Rockville, Md., NLCS is a not-for-profit, faith-based ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Delaware-Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Virginia Synods, serving people of all beliefs. With more than 125-years’ experience, NLCS honors, inspires and supports choice and opportunity to seniors through retirement communities and services in Maryland and Virginia. Other communities and services sponsored by National Lutheran include The Village at Rockville in Rockville, Md., The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, Va., The Village at Orchard Ridge and myPotential at Home in Winchester, Va., and The Village at Providence Point in Annapolis, Md., subject to Maryland Department of Aging approval. For more information, visit www.nationallutheran.org