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The damage are as seen from Our Savior Lutheran Church's parking lot in Washington, Il on Monday November 18, 2013. A pickup truck with clean up volunteers can be seen to the upper right of the picture. On Sunday, November 16, 2013 one of many tornados across the Illinois touched town in Washington, Il a central illinois town of about 15,000.The tornado damaged many member homes including Our Savior Lutheran Church. Dan Gill for LCMS

Is Your Family Ready?

Families must be able to cope with disaster by preparing and working as a team. Maintaining a ready supply of food, water, hygiene, health items and a few basic tools can go a long way to making sure your family can take care of itself for a few days without outside help.

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A new class of LERT volunteers from Trinity Lutheran Church in Toledo, OH/Michael Meyer

Organizing a Disaster Response Training Event in Your Congregation

For almost a decade LCMS Disaster Response has been training Lutheran Early Response Teams (LERT). In fact, there are over 14,000 trained LERT members across the LCMS. I am often asked how we can get a LERT training event at my church and what should I expect during the training.

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The Value of Gift Cards

Even though sending used clothes sounds like the ‘easy’ way to help, gift cards can be an incredibly effective way to give real physical assistance to an individual or a family.

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LCMS responds to typhoon Haiyan

Trusting in his love: Even when we don’t understand what’s going on around us

Why do bad things happen? What are Lutherans to believe when everything is in chaos and God feels so very far away? How can we Trust in God’s Love when we don’t understand what is going on around us?

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Flooding in my hometown

When a disaster hits your own town, your life is turned upside down in a tailspin of events. This is exactly what happened to me.

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Behind the Scenes with LCMS Disaster Response

As visits are made in the wake of disaster, the mercy and love of Christ are brought again to those who are suffering.

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