Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota

Lutheran Disaster Response

Delmont community residents are putting their lives back together after a tornado ripped through the town a month ago. KDLT News covers information meeting where residents learned about long-term recovery. Delmont residents are ready to take the next steps to rebuild the community. While residents there have done a lot of cleanup, they still have many needs.

Delmont Tornado Response

LSS Volunteer Reception Center is open for volunteer registration. It is stationed at the baseball field located in the southwest corner of Delmont. Parking is available adjacent to the ball field. Volunteers will have to walk into the affected area.

Those wanting to volunteer must register and receive a badge before they can help. The badge will be used for volunteer check in and check out and will need to be worn while in the city. To assist with the registration process, people are asked to bring their driver’s license or other state-issued ID. Volunteer efforts will focus on helping residents pick up yard debris. Those who help are asked to wear proper clothing such as jeans, long sleeved shirts, gloves, boots and eye protection. For safety reasons, volunteers should NOT wear open-toed shoes.

The LSS Volunteer Reception Center will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, call Lisa Adler at 605-212-9605.

Directions to the Volunteer Reception Center:
For volunteers traveling to Delmont from either the north or south on Highway 37, turn west on Highway 18 and then north on 401st Street.
For volunteers traveling to Delmont from either north or south on Highway 281, turn east on Highway 18 and then north on 401st Street.

If you would like to help in the recovery effort, you may make a donation online, click here.. Or send a financial gift to:
LSS Disaster Response
Development & Foundation
705 East 41st Street, Suite 200
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Whether people are experiencing a natural disaster requiring immediate response or the changing rural conditions affecting many South Dakotans, LSS is available to assist individuals, families, congregations and communities through their difficult times.

Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota networks closely with Lutheran Disaster Response and state, local and other faith-based disaster relief programs when disaster occurs in South Dakota.

Examples of situations where LSS has been involved include storm and tornado, flooding, forest fires and drought. There are LSS staff throughout the state that have training and experience in Critical Incident Stress Management.