Disaster Response


KFUO Audio: Rev. Meyer discusses upcoming Disaster Response conference

The Rev. Michael Meyer, manager of LCMS Disaster Response, and KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates talk about the 2016 National Disaster Response Conference, which is scheduled for Oct. 18-20 at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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The LCMS: A legacy of mercy continues at home and abroad

From Mercy Medical Teams providing essential medical care around the globe to serving people in urban and rural settings to comforting victims of disasters here at home, mercy is at the heart of everything we do.

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Build it Better – A Q&A About Disaster Trailers

Live Q&A webinar with Randy Wolf and Stephen Born from the District Disaster Response Team of the Central Illinois District on Tuesday July 5th at 1:00 PM to take all of your questions.

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Dozens of chainsaw specialists were part of the more than 200 Lutheran volunteers who responded on Saturday, April 11, 2015, to tornado cleanup in Rochelle, Ill. LCMS Communications/Al Dowbnia

I’m Too Old To Be a Volunteer

When you see the news stories of people removing debris, sawing tree limbs, and mucking out houses it is easy to think that you don’t have a role to play in disaster response. Perhaps you are young. Maybe you are old or have physical disabilities. Possibly you think that you don’t have any special skills to […]

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Chainsaws Aren’t For Children

One of the most frequent questions I get is “Can we take our youth group to LERT training?” And my response is always “Certainly, but we can’t certify minors.” Then I tell them ways to get their youth involved in Disaster Response in their congregation but I always get the same response.

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Fill the Bucket – Clever Ways to Start a Disaster Fund

This year has been an especially wet one. New Years brought widespread floods through Missouri, Illinois and all the way down the Mississippi. January, February, and March brought more flooding in Texas. Even right now I am just getting back from Texas to respond to yet another flood in Bryan, TX. David Ricks of Disaster Care Ministry […]

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