About Disaster Relief
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod's disaster response ministry responds to immediate and long-term needs following natural and man-made disasters, working through LCMS districts and congregations, international Lutheran churches and other partners. We build partners’ capacity to respond with Christian care to needs within the church and their communities with the following services:
- On-site assessment
- Emergency, relief and development grants
- Pastoral care for LCMS church workers and members
- Congregational Preparedness and Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) training
- Resources (volunteer coordination, donation and equipment management)
The last decade was an unprecedented time for LCMS disaster response efforts with multi-million dollar responses to 9-11, Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami in Asia, earthquake in Haiti and hundreds of other national and international disasters.
God calls us to be His hands reaching out to bring what peace, relief and assistance we can to those who suffer the devastating effects of disasters. Your gifts for “Disaster Relief” provide a constant resource of funds that can instantly be made available to help those in need.