Disaster Response

Disaster Response

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


2020 Disaster Response

Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Fires. Floods. When disaster strikes, immediate response is crucial. LCMS World Relief & Human Care Disaster Response works with LCMS districts and RSOs to address both short-term and long-term needs of congregations, church workers and laypeople. Your support of the LCMS’ general disaster fund facilitates response when and where it is needed, across the country.


Resources specific to recent hurricanes

How you can help before, during and after disasters

Here are options for providing assistance to those affected by recent disasters:

To give by check, make your donation payable to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (or LCMS). On the memo line indicate your desire for how the gift is used (e.g. general disaster relief, hurricane relief, wildfire relief, flood relief etc.). Mail to: The LCMS, PO Box 66861, St. Louis, MO 63166-6861.

To donate by telephone call 1-888-930-4438


Disaster Response – Reporter Disaster Response – Reporter
Photo gallery: Hurricane Sally: A sprint becomes a marathon
The initial assessment of Hurricane Sally’s damage revealed that 19 congregations in Alabama and Florida were affected. The storm impacted the entire community, including schools, the district camp and members’ homes.
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‘Sharing’ newsletter – November 2020
The LCMS World Relief and Human Care newsletter gives a glimpse of how your brothers and sisters in Christ are caring for others at home and abroad.
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Photo essay: Responding to Hurricane Laura in Louisiana
St. John Lutheran Church in Lake Charles sustained significant damage, including to its sanctuary, which had two opposing walls completely blown out, destroying the stained glass and ruining most of the building’s contents.
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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.)
Make check payable and mail to:

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

 

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