Disaster Response

Disaster Response

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

Training, tools and trailers help disaster dollars go farther

Training, tools and trailers help disaster dollars go farther

A growing number of Lutheran Early Response Teams have applied for LCMS Disaster Response grant funds to purchase and equip disaster trailers filled with tools and safety equipment. These trailers, often flanked by a cadre of volunteers clad in neon vests, are a welcome and frequent sight when disaster strikes.

Read Reporter story    Volunteer in Texas

Photo essay: Update on Texas hurricane relief

LCMS Texas District President Rev. Ken Hennings and Texas District Mission and Ministry Coordinator Rev. Steven Misch have worked with LCMS Disaster Response and others to establish a team to facilitate the Texas District’s work.

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  To make a credit card gift by phone, call the LCMS toll-free donor care line between 8 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. Central time at:




 Text LCMSDISASTERS to 41444


  Make checks payable to LCMS, or The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

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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