Hurricane Harvey

A sign expressing support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey sits outside a store in Rockport, Texas, on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Letter: Volunteers needed in Texas

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

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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.

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A scene from a neighborhood in Bonita Springs, Fla., following Hurricane Irma. (LCMS/Erik Lunsford)

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.

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A worker at a St. Louis-area home improvement store prepares to load generators -- purchased with donations to LCMS Disaster Response -- onto an Orphan Grain Train truck for delivery to Hurricane Irma victims.

Love in action: disaster donations are helping

Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is also providing aid through its Kaleidoscope Fund.

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Oct. 1 church bulletin insert, flier for disaster relief

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and local districts will continue providing long-term recovery and care for disaster victims, including those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

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Deputy Rick Johnson of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office carries Joel, 4, and Skylar, 2, through floodwaters outside their home in Cypress, Texas, Aug. 27. The photo — shown repeatedly on national news and morning TV shows — went viral when numerous Facebook and Twitter users also shared it as a symbol of racial harmony. (Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

‘Viral’ photo has Synod connection

The photo of the African-American deputy carrying two white children across floodwaters has been shared widely as a symbol of racial harmony.

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