Providing physical and spiritual care in the wake of disasters
As Synod disaster responders visited the hardest-hit areas of Hurricane Matthew Oct. 10-13, LCMS Disaster Response leaders are working to broaden aid to victims, having seen the tragic effects of the hurricane first-hand in both Haiti and the Carolinas.
Reporter Online: Disaster responders visit areas hit hardest by hurricane to further aid efforts
Media: Video: Hurricane Matthew Update | Photo gallery: Hurricane Matthew strikes Haiti
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Volunteers are needed for the hardest-hit areas in North Carolina and South Carolina to cut and remove tree debris, and to muck-out flood-damaged homes. Those interested should contact Liz Derik at 703-899-7244; email firstname.lastname@example.org or Sally Hiller, 703-971-9371; email email@example.com.
Pray for the victims
Join the LCMS in prayer for those who suffer in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Pastors may offer the prayer in congregations, and all are invited to include these victims in personal prayers.
Let us pray
Give to provide roofs and clean water-wells for the people of Haiti. The extent of the Synod’s response is contingent upon what God provides through the Church. Recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew come as LCMS Disaster Response resources have been stretched this year amid the ongoing response to recent flooding in Baton Rouge, La., and after the Synod’s response to this year’s California wildfires.
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