Philippines Flood Relief

Residents wade in knee-deep mud in a subdivision hit by flash floods caused by Typhoon Washi in Iligan city in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Dec. 19, 2011.

Tropical Storm Washi struck the Philippine island of Mindanao on December 17. Hundreds were killed and many are missing. Some 40,000 people have been evacuated as residents scramble to recover from the severe flooding now affecting more than 120,000 people, including members of The Lutheran Church in the Philippines, an LCMS partner church. 


The LCMS, says President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, is “committed to walking alongside The Lutheran Church in the Philippines as its leaders and members seek to bring the mercy of Christ to their neighbors in need.”  LCMS World Relief and Human Care provided an initial grant of $25,000 through its emergency disaster relief fund that will provide for immediate needs including food, water, clothing and shelter.

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How to help
NOTE: Because the LCMS typically receives nearly half of its annual charitable support in the months of November and December, we encourage donors to prayerfully consider a gift to LCMS Disaster Response that is in addition to any planned year-end gift intended to help sustain the ongoing witness and mercy work of the Synod.

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Gifts for General Disaster Response

Your gifts for disaster response provide a constant resource of funds that can instantly be made available to help those affected by disaster.

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You may also give by mail:
Make checks payable to "The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod" with a memo line or note designating 'Hurricane/Typhoon Relief' OR 'Tornado Relief' OR 'Disaster Response'

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


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