Disaster Response

Disaster Response

“We love because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)  —  Helping the hurting amid disaster


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Prayer petition for those affected by California wildfires
LCMS Worship provides “A Petition for the California Wildfires” for congregations to use in worship services this weekend to pray for those affected by the California wildfires.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:12:18 AM

LCMS church lost to fast-moving California wildfire
The fast-moving “Camp Fire” in Northern California has engulfed some 90,000 acres, causing at least nine confirmed fatalities and the destruction of 6,713 structures in the approximately 27,000-resident town of Paradise.
Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:13:51 AM

Hurricane Michael strikes LCMS congregations in Florida
After Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida on Oct. 10, LCMS World Relief and Human Care Disaster Response is partnering with the LCMS Southern and Florida–Georgia districts to provide long-term relief.
Friday, October 19, 2018 2:16:35 PM

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Mercy work updates

Mercy Update

In a supplement to the October 2018 Reporter, LCMS Disaster Response highlights the mercy work that has been done over the last year following natural disasters in Texas, Puerto Rico, California and other regions.

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Texas volunteers needed

Texas volunteers needed

Whether you have a day, a week or longer, volunteer opportunities are available with the LCMS Texas District as it continues long-term rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Harvey. All skill levels are welcome.

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On the memo line or enclosed note, please indicate how you would like your gift to be used. (Disaster Response – where needed most, wildfire relief, hurricane relief, etc.)
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