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Helping Children Affected by Hurricane Maria: 50 Campers Take Part in Camp Noah, Reading

Jul 23, 2018 • by St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
Children affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria relocated with their families to the Reading area.

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Reading, PA will host Camp Noah, a week-long day camp for fifty children who were affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and relocated with their families to the Reading area.

Held from August 13 to 17, Camp Noah aims to help children affected by disaster heal from the trauma of being displaced and relocated through a variety of fun, creative activities focused on themes to build and reinforce specific resiliency skills. Each day, breakfast and lunch will be provided by volunteers and children will take part in puppet shows, skits, crafts, music making and more.

The need for this upcoming Camp Noah stems from the record number of evacuees who have relocated to Berks County, the Lehigh Valley, and Philadelphia region to recover with family and friends while they wait to return home. For children affected by this disaster, especially those dealing with displacement from their homes, the healing from the trauma could take years.

Liberty Lutheran’s Director of Community Outreach, Julia Menzo, is available before the camp opens to answer any questions and can facilitate interviews with families of children attending Camp Noah.

Where: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Reading, 449 N 9th St, Reading, PA 19601

When: August 13 to 17, 2018, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Who: Fifty children who are evacuees affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and Volunteers from numerous non-profit and faith-based organizations such as:

Liberty Lutheran Services, Ambler, PA

Lutheran Congregational Services, Ambler, PA

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Reading, PA

St. Paul’s U.C.C., Fleetwood, PA

St. Daniel’s Lutheran Church, Robesonia, PA

Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, Ambler, PA

Lutheran Congregational Services is a member of the Liberty Lutheran family of services. Through a dynamic range of lifestyle, health, and wellness options, the faith-based, non-profit Liberty Lutheran organization serves more than 10,000 senior adults throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania. For more information, visit

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