Central Texas Flood Disaster Response — Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed for the Central Texas flooding disasters in the Pflugerville, Onion Creek, Manchaca, Buda, Del Valle, San Marcos, and Wimberley areas. Tasks include cleaning mud, furniture, carpeting, and personal items out of homes; sheetrock removal and other construction materials to be removed and placed on the curb for city pick-up. CLICK HERE for more information on how to volunteer.

To make a donation go to our DONATE page and enter OTHER and write in Central Texas Floods 2013 in the appropriate box.

Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response, Inc. (LSSDR) is a ministry of Lutheran Social Services of the South, with the mission of providing help, healing, and hope before and after disasters.  LSSDR serves the states of Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma and is affiliated with Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR), a national collaborative ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS).

How LSSDR Serves:

Each disaster is different and calls for a unique response; therefore, the needs of the community and the availability of resources guide the role LSSDR plays. In every disaster, LSSDR collaborates and coordinates with other nonprofit agencies and groups so that efforts are not duplicated and service gaps are filled. Our roles historically include:

  • Preparedness
  • Emergency Hardship Grants
  • Emotional and Spiritual Care
  • Disaster Case Management
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Repair & Rebuild Assistance


Central Texas Flood Disaster Response:  LSSDR is looking to participate in the long term recovery of flood victims in the Pflugerville, Onion Creek, Manchaca, Buda, Del Valle, San Marcos, and Wimberley areas.

Hurricane Isaac: We are working with our government agency and other faith-based partners in Louisiana watching closely the after effects of Isaac, providing emergency assistance for unmet needs and anticipating involvement in long-term recovery assistance like we have provided following hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike.

Bastrop Wildfire Reconstruction and Rehabilitation: LSSDR has been chosen by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) as the case management firm to assist residents of Bastrop County Texas affected by the Texas Wildfires of 2011 eligible for assistance under the Community Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program.    

Dallas Tornadoes: We are providing emergency assistance to families who have experienced damaged or destroyed homes and possessions due to the catastrophic tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area on Tuesday, April 3rd.

Get Involved

In preparation for and during emergencies in Louisiana, Texas, or Oklahoma, LSSDR needs your help to bring aid and comfort to victims of disasters. Please consider reaching out to help those in need. Volunteer or donate now to support our disaster response efforts.