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The Rev. Brian Bucklew and his family enjoy some much-needed time at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., as part of the disaster-victim respite care offered by LCMS Disaster Response and the LCMS Florida-Georgia District. A May 10, 2015, tornado destroyed the church building and parsonage of Zion Lutheran Church in Delmont, S.D. — one of two congregations where he is pastor. (Jennifer Bucklew)

Partnership provides respite after disasters

LCMS Disaster Response and the Florida-Georgia District work together to provide respite, counseling and aftercare for pastors and their families following catastrophic events.

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Women carry supplies on a road littered with debris caused by last fall’s Hurricane Matthew, in Port-Salut, Haiti. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

LCMS Disaster Response Conference set for Sept. 26-28

The conference will provide opportunities to learn from those who have experienced disaster around the world.

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Camp Restore seeks volunteers for cleanup after NOLA tornado

Some 800 homes are in need of repair after an EF-3 tornado roars through New Orleans East Feb. 7.

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Many methods available for year-end gifts to Synod

Gifts can be made in a variety of ways — by mail, over the phone, in person or online — through Dec. 31.

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Jonathan Meyer, a candidate for ministry called as assistant pastor to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond, Okla., attends an evening worship April 29, 2014, during "call day" at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Funds from the LCMS National Offering will be used, in part, to strengthen the formation of future pastors and theological leaders for LCMS congregations.

First National Offering allocation offers ‘tremendous impact’

The gifts totaling $411,305.69 will be used to support “ministry priorities” including national and international mission work and the Synod’s two seminaries.

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Photo gallery: Hurricane Matthew strikes Haiti

View photos of the devastation in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew by LCMS Communications Photojournalist Erik Lunsford, who traveled there with LCMS Disaster Response Director Ross Johnson Oct. 10-13, as the Synod looks to further aid to the hardest-hit areas of Haiti’s southern peninsula.

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