Disaster Response

Disaster Response

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


‘Mercy centers’ up and running in Puerto Rico

Training, tools and trailers help disaster dollars go farther‘Mercy centers’ up and running in Puerto Rico

Since Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean in September 2017, LCMS missionaries and disaster workers have purchased and readied buildings to serve as disaster-response centers in two of the island’s three-largest cities: Ponce and Mayaguez.

Aid from LCMS Disaster Response has already been distributed to those who need it since the storm did its damage, and the two new centers signal a sense of permanence — a concrete-and-mortar sign that Lutherans won’t be stopping that work anytime soon.

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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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Thank you, volunteers

Texas volunteers needed

Rev. Dr. Ross Johnson, the LCMS Disaster Response Director, offers thanks to the thousands of volunteers who respond after disasters to share mercy with their brothers and sisters.

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Recent Stories & Articles

LCMS Disaster Response – Reporter
Helping houses ‘feel like home again’ for Harvey survivors
Friday, April 20, 2018 12:41:46 PM

Thank you for more than a decade of volunteerism
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:56:51 AM

‘Mercy centers’ up and running in Puerto Rico
Monday, April 09, 2018 12:29:54 PM

Training, tools and trailers help disaster dollars go farther
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:12:50 AM

Photo essay: Update on Texas hurricane relief
Friday, March 09, 2018 10:36:58 AM

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Note how you want your gift used on the memo line or in an enclosed note (such as: Disasters - where needed most, Hurricane Harvey, California Wildfires, etc.) Mail to:

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861

 

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