Disaster Response Financial Reports

Donor Accountability and Transparency for LCMS Disaster Response Donations

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Breakdown of Gifts Received for Disaster Relief Work

Total: $3,174,848.26

July 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018 (Unaudited)

Hurricane Response: Where Needed Most — 39.289% ($1,247,369.55)

Disaster Response (Program): Where Needed Most — 34.076% ($1,081,869.68)

Fire/Wildfires Response Only — 8.285% ($263,042.45 )

Hurricane Maria (Puerto Rico) Only — 5.598% ($177,737.74)

Hurricane Harvey (TX, LA) Only — 0.372% ($11,822.03)

Flood Response Only — 0.312% ($9,890.00)

Hurricane Irma (FL) Only — 0.040% ($1,260.15)

Earthquake Response Only — 0.018% ($566.86)

Tornado Relief Only — 0.010% ($308.00)

Disaster-related fund raising and donor care (per BOD policy) — 12.000% ($380,981.79)


LCMS Disaster Response Financial Reports

 Partial Fiscal Year Financial Report — FY2019 Q1 & Q2

 Full Fiscal Year Financial Report — FY2018

 Financial Report — Aug. 21, 2017, through June 30, 2018

 Financial Report — April 1, 2017, through Aug. 20, 2017

 Financial Report — Oct. 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017

 Financial Report — Aug. 15, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2016

 Financial Report — Jan. 1, 2016, through Aug. 14, 2016


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A contribution designated (restricted) for a specific purpose when accepted, will be used only to fund expenses related to that purpose. Occasionally, we may receive more in contributions for a particular purpose than can be wisely applied to it in the foreseeable future or the purpose may cease to be feasible. In these situations, the LCMS will make reasonable attempts to contact contributors to apply their contribution differently. If a contributor cannot be contacted, the LCMS will use the gift to meet a similar pressing need that most closely matches the contributor's original intent.  Consistent with Synod Board policy, no more than 12 percent of a charitable contribution may be applied to administering gifts and communicating with contributors.  Contributions received and accepted by the LCMS are deemed to be in agreement with this statement.

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