Disaster Response

Disaster Response

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


The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Disaster Response ministry responds to immediate and long-term needs following natural and man-made disasters.

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  • Working through LCMS districts and congregations as well as with international Lutheran churches and other partners, LCMS Disaster Response builds capacity of the church’s partners to respond to needs with Christian care.

    The ministry reaches out to LCMS congregations and their communities with services that include on-site assessment, emergency relief and development grants, pastoral care for LCMS church workers and members, and other resources.

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You’re invited to join ministry leaders — including Rev. Dr. Ross Johnson, director of LCMS Disaster Response, and Rev. Michael Meyer, director of LCMS Disaster Training — at the first Making Disciples for Life conference Jan. 9–11 in St. Louis.

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Dallas Lutheran rebuilds

Dallas Lutheran School sustained an estimated $6.5 million in damages from an Oct. 20 tornado. With the help of local volunteers, the school moves forward with repairs under the theme, “Rise up, rebuild, rejoice,” based on Neh. 2:20.

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Visit the LCMS Disaster Response Facebook page for the latest news and event information.

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Rev. Dr. Ross Johnson, Director

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How to Help

Give to Disaster Relief


  888-930-4438

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.

 

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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

 

Donor Accountability

How do donations get to those who need help?

Donor Accountability and Transparency

View financial reports, breakdown of gifts for relief work >>


 

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The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Inc., including Mission Central (in Mapleton, Iowa), is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity.

A contribution designated (restricted) for a specific purpose when accepted, will be used only to fund expenses related to that purpose. Occasionally, we may receive more in contributions for a particular purpose than can be wisely applied to it in the foreseeable future or the purpose may cease to be feasible. In these situations, the LCMS will make reasonable attempts to contact contributors to apply their contribution differently. If a contributor cannot be contacted, the LCMS will use the gift to meet a similar pressing need that most closely matches the contributor's original intent.  Consistent with Synod Board policy, no more than 12 percent of a charitable contribution may be applied to administering gifts and communicating with contributors.  Contributions received and accepted by the LCMS are deemed to be in agreement with this statement.

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