Texas District

Laurie Holleway of Salem Lutheran Church, Tomball, Texas, moves materials to be used for relief efforts. Holleway manages the donated warehouse that houses relief supplies.

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.

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Peggy Winters, a volunteer from Parkers Prairie, Minn., removes fallen tree branches on Feb. 6 in Rockport, Texas. The branches were left over from Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the Texas coast in August. Volunteers are still needed in the cleanup and rebuilding effort.  (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

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.

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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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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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