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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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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.

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LCMS missionary to Puerto Rico Rev. Matt Ruesch assists Doris Rosado in communicating via satellite phone with her daughter, who lives in the U.S. Rosado and her family are members of Ruesch's parish, Iglesia Luterana Principe de Paz (Prince of Peace Lutheran Church), in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria, which made landfall on Sept. 20, wiped out much of the island’s power and communications grid. (LCMS/Al Dowbnia)

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.

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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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Oct. 15 church bulletin insert, flier for Puerto Rico relief

Despite the challenges of blocked roads and collapsed bridges, Lutherans will bring Christ’s mercy to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

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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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