Tornado Relief

A member of a cleanup crew clears a branch in Thurman, Iowa, Sunday, April 15, 2012, after severe weather came through the area. A large part of the town in the western part of the state was destroyed Saturday night, possibly by a tornado, but no one was injured or killed. Fremont County Emergency Management Director Mike Crecelius said about 75 percent of the 250-person town was destroyed. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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


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Thank you for your interest in doing volunteer work in the New Jersey and/or Atlantic Districts.
All disaster relief related work done in the LCMS New Jersey District is to be coordinated through District Disaster Response Coordinator, Rev. Don Brand. His contact information is:
Grace Lutheran Church
UNION, NJ 07083
Phone: 908-686-3965
Cell: 908-686-4269
All disaster relief related work done in the LCMS Atlantic District is to be coordinated through District Disaster Response Coordinator, Rev. Derek Lecakes. His contact information is:
Immanuel Lutheran Church
1850 Union Street
Niskayuna, NY 12309
Phone: 518-281-9352
Cell: 518-346-1958

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Pastor Gregory A. Mech on KFUO
added 6/03/2011
Pastor Gregory A. Mech at Immanuel Lutheran Church tells KFUO how his congregation is providing medical care, supplies and counseling to tornado victims in Joplin, Mo.


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