calendar July 13, 2023 in Disaster Response

LDR Responds to Berks, Bucks Flooding

An update from Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA:


What LCS is doing and what you can do

On Sunday July 9, 2023, heavy storms impacted parts of eastern PA over the weekend, causing extensive flooding, especially in Berks and Bucks Counties.

Right now, Lutheran Disaster Response – Eastern PA, a program of Liberty Lutheran and Lutheran Congregational Services, is coordinating with county emergency managers and other disaster response partners to understand where needs are greatest.

If you are aware of communities that are likely impacted, and whose residents may not have the resources to clean out with the help of insurance or for other reasons, or who have no place to go as a result of the flooding, please encourage them to take pictures and report any needs to their municipality. We know that especially Lower Alsace, Muhlenberg, Exeter, and Maiden Creek townships in Berks County, and Quakertown in Bucks County, were impacted.

There is a need for volunteers to help staff resource centers on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (July 13,14,15) this week in Exeter Township. If you are interested in this type of volunteering, please contact Julia Menzo at .


Resources for Survivors: MARC

Berks County, injunction with state and non-profit partners, is opening a Multi Agency Resource Center (MARC) for those affected by the storms and flooding in Berks County over the week-end.

The MARC will be held at the Exeter Township School District Administrative Building, 200 Elm Street, Reading, PA, and will be open –

  • Thursday, July 13, 2023, from Noon to 7 PM
  •  Friday. July 14, 2023, from 10 AM to 7 PM
  •  Saturday, July, 2023, from 10 AM to 4 PM.

All Berks County residents who have been affected by the flooding are invited to come to learn about the resources available to them from

  • county agencies
  • state and federal agencies, including FEMA and SBA
  • non-profit, faith-based and voluntary