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.
The LCMS Texas District effort has changed from splintered work in response to changing needs to that of a well-coordinated operation.
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.
The Rev. Ken Hennings, president of the LCMS Texas District, thanks those who have helped and invites additional volunteers.
As of Oct. 19, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s California-Nevada-Hawaii District reports several members have lost homes to California wildfires.
Collaboration among LCMS Disaster Response, affected districts and essential partners continues to be strengthened by generosity shown across the Synod.
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.
The photo of the African-American deputy carrying two white children across floodwaters has been shared widely as a symbol of racial harmony.
As the news reports become fewer, headlines fade and people grow weary of hearing about catastrophes, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and district efforts will continue toward long-term recovery and care for the victims of Harvey and Irma … and perhaps Maria.
The LCMS encourages congregations to use the church bulletin insert and flier to inform members how they can join relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
Disaster-response planning continues among LCMS Disaster Response, LCMS Texas District responders and partner organizations as Hurricane Harvey relief operations switch gears toward long-term recovery.
LCMS Worship offers petitions to pray for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma or any other disaster during Sept. 9-10 worship services.