disaster relief trips

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in August of 2017 and devastated millions of people on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Since then, teams of volunteers from St. John have embarked on monthly trips to the coastal towns of Rockport, Aransas Pass, Ingleside and Portland. Led by Lance Folkerts, these teams help to clean-up, rebuild, and provide comfort and hope to those affected by the hurricane.

In the past year, volunteers have cleaned up debris, trees, yard waste and trash from more than 35 homesites. They have demolished 20+ homes, mobile homes, garages and outbuildings that were damaged or destroyed by the hurricane. After most of the clean-up had been handled, the rebuilding began. St. John volunteers have shingled 3 homes, fixed electrical, framed out new structures, replaced drywall, repaired fencing, provided appliances to numerous individuals and families, and committed to a complete rebuild project. But, perhaps the most important service that these loving volunteers have provided is the comfort, hope, laughter, and joy that they happily give to those affected by the hurricane. God’s love shines through the volunteers from St. John.

Please join the Hurricane Harvey Outreach Team for some time of fellowship and service.


If you would like to volunteer, please email Lance Folkerts at lance@ltfconstruction.com

St. John was recently featured in the NALC’s July Newsletter for their Hurricane Relief Efforts.

Click the link below to read the article on pages 14-15.

NALC July Newsletter


If you are interested in coming and helping, please contact Lance Folkerts at lance@ltfconstruction.com


View pictures from our relief trips.  Click the button below to go to our gallery page.

If you are interested in making a monetary donation, please make the check out to St. John Lutheran Church and write disaster relief in the memo line. You can also donate online by going to our ‘Give’ page and choosing the ‘Disaster Relief’ fund. Click here to go directly to the donation page.