In the wake of disaster, we send volunteer teams nearby and across the United States.  Those with building skills help to rebuild homes, and those who like to work with children lead "Camp Noah" – a week-long camp that shares God's hope and love with children in the days after a disaster.

For over twenty years, disaster teams have gone out at least annually to help rebuild homes.  We have made many wonderful friends through the years!

2013 Summer Disaster Response Trip

Volunteers from Friedens and two other churches will be leaving on June 23 to clean up debris and repair damage from hurricane Sandy at Cross Roads Camp and Retreat in Port Murray, New Jersey.

 Contact Us if you would like to join in the recovery effort. Please also consider supporting the volunteers with a financial gift in order to defray costs.

Donate Online If you would like to support Friedens disaster relief teams, select "Friedens Disaster Relief".If you would like to support national and/or global disaster relief, select "ELCA Disaster Response". 





Flooding in the South








Volunteers rebuilding a home in Ocean Springs, Mississippi (2007).








Building volunteers have served in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, and North Dakota, after hurricanes and tornadoes.


Camp Noah, a week-long camp developed by Lutheran Social Services in Minnesota, serves up to fifty children in the aftermath of a disaster.

Our 2013 Camp Noah trip is scheduled for the week of July 21. We will be in Barnegat Light, NJ.

Read feature articles about our Camp Noah program in the Reading Eagle:

2011 - Huntsville, AL

Listening to a children at Camp Noah







                     Parachute fun












"My Story:  During the tornado everyone except my Dad was in the laundry room." 

Camp Noah volunteers have worked with children in Alabama (4 years, floods and tornadoes), Pennsylvania (floods) and Iowa (floods).