Disaster Response

Texas Lutherans provide quick response to shooting

On May 18, a shooter opened fire on students and faculty at Santa Fe High School, ultimately killing 10 people and injuring 10 more.

Fire guts historic Milwaukee church, pastor sees ‘tremendous opportunity’

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee was destroyed by the four-alarm fire on May 15, but there were no injuries.

Helping houses ‘feel like home again’ for Harvey survivors

Heart for Texas, a coalition of Lutheran organizations partnering with volunteers and businesses in Texas and beyond, is helping homeowners return as closely as possible to normal life.

Thank you for more than a decade of volunteerism

Thank you to all of the LCMS Disaster Response volunteers. The amount of support you have offered continues to be astonishing. To those of you who are just now learning about volunteer opportunities, come and join us. You’ll be amazed what is possible.

‘Mercy centers’ up and running in Puerto Rico

The new “mercy centers” have been dubbed “CARD” for Casa de Amparo y Respuesta a Desastre (House of Refuge and Disaster Response).

Training, tools and trailers help disaster dollars go farther

When disaster strikes, LCMS Disaster Response comes alongside to help congregations and districts develop the most effective possible response.

Photo essay: Update on Texas hurricane relief

The LCMS Texas District effort has changed from splintered work in response to changing needs to that of a well-coordinated operation.

How disaster donations get to those who need help?

Ever wonder how your dollar gets to help the people who are affected by disasters? Watch to learn how LCMS Disaster Response ensures the money contributed reaches where aid is most beneficial.

Volunteers needed in Texas

Individuals and groups can spend a day, a week or more helping residents of the Beaumont, Port Arthur, Corpus Christi and Rockport areas whose lives were affected by the storm.

Synod, partners continue to offer helping hand in wake of five disasters

Lutherans are bringing help to the hurting — both physical and spiritual — in the wake of three devastating hurricanes, a major earthquake and menacing wildfires.

Families with LCMS ties suffer wildfire damages

No members of LCMS congregations died, and no LCMS churches were damaged, but almost 50 LCMS families lost their homes in the fires.

Letter: Volunteers needed in Texas

The Rev. Ken Hennings, president of the LCMS Texas District, thanks those who have helped and invites additional volunteers.

Oct. 29 church bulletin insert, flier for disaster relief efforts

As of Oct. 19, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s California-Nevada-Hawaii District reports several members have lost homes to California wildfires.

Oct. 22 church bulletin insert, flier for Disaster Response aid

The LCMS encourages congregations to use the following church bulletin insert and flier to inform members how they can join relief efforts in Puerto Rico, California, and beyond.

Recovery slow but steady in Puerto Rico as donations and aid are still needed

Power remains out over much of the island and many roads are still blocked by debris.

Harvey and Irma: Synod focuses on long-term aid

Collaboration among LCMS Disaster Response, affected districts and essential partners continues to be strengthened by generosity shown across the Synod.