Disaster Response

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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Prayers, generosity enable LCMS mercy efforts after 2017 storms

Spring 2017 flooding in Missouri and tornadoes in Texas are only part of a string of destructive calamities straining available disaster-response resources.

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An exterior view of the new disaster-response/mercy center on the outskirts of Santiago.

Photo essay: One Foundation

A new addition to a multi-use building in Santiago, Dominican Republic, will now house a regional disaster-response/mercy center.

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Video: Prayers, training and generosity help share mercy after 2017 Midwest floods

LCMS Disaster Response continues to provide spiritual and human care after severe flooding in the St. Louis area damaged several homes and businesses in late April and early May.

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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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A Lutheran Early Response Team from the LCMS Central Illinois District helps with cleanup efforts March 4 in Washburn, Ill. (John Steinwedel)

Lutherans help midwestern communities after late-winter tornadoes

Lutheran Early Response Teams join storm-recovery efforts in rural southeastern Missouri and central Illinois.

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