Disaster Response

KFUO Audio: Rev. Meyer discusses upcoming Disaster Response conference

The Rev. Michael Meyer, manager of LCMS Disaster Response, and KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates talk about the 2016 National Disaster Response Conference, which is scheduled for Oct. 18-20 at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind.

The LCMS: A legacy of mercy continues at home and abroad

From Mercy Medical Teams providing essential medical care around the globe to serving people in urban and rural settings to comforting victims of disasters here at home, mercy is at the heart of everything we do.

‘Crowdfunding’ project to fund ‘Camp Courage’

There are just 10 days left to raise the remaining $5,900 for the weeklong program to help traumatized children rebound from disasters.

Houston church members help Bethesda residents after flood

When Bethesda Lutheran Communities asked for help with cleanup, local LCMS congregations responded immediately.

Disaster-response conference to focus on Christ’s mercy, peace

The annual LCMS conference is set for Oct. 18-20 at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind.

KFUO Audio: LCMS Disaster Response’s Camp Courage resources

KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates hosted a discussion on May 17 about the LCMS Disaster Response campaign to raise funds for Camp Courage supplies. Rev. Ross Johnson, director, LCMS Disaster Response; Rev. Michael Meyer, manager, LCMS Disaster Response; Gail Pawlitz, educator and editor; and Leah S. Sieveking, LCMS Mission Advancement talk about the new Camp Courage resources to serve children affected by disaster.

KFUO Audio: St. Mark’s Lutheran responds to winter 2015 floods in Eureka, Mo.

During an interview on May 16 with KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates, the Rev. Bob Liebmann and Denise Kasten of St. Mark’s Lutheran in Eureka, Mo., talk about St. Mark’s response to Christmas week 2015 floods in the Eureka, Mo., area.

Donations make long-term flood recovery possible

Thanks to donations, LCMS Disaster Response is able to assist in recovery efforts and build its capacity to respond to future disasters.

LWML grant helps provide disaster-response trailers

The 26 trailers will increase the capacity of LCMS districts and congregations to respond to disasters in their own communities.

Fire destroys church’s building, but not ‘God’s plans’

St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northrop, Minn., is a total loss, but its attached elementary school is expected to be back in operation by April 18.

Church reaches out after Kansas shooting

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Newton, Kan., helps its “shaken” community after the deadly Feb. 25 rampage in nearby Hesston, Kan.

In March’s ‘Lutheran Witness’

Mercy — from its scriptural foundation to how it appears in our daily lives — is the focus of the magazine’s March issue.

Synod supports districts, congregations after storms

The Synod responds to disasters in four states: flooding in Illinois and Missouri, and tornadoes in Mississippi and Texas.

LCMS Disaster Response trains district, church responders year-round

Relief efforts following the late-December tornadoes in North Texas and flooding in the Midwest underscore the importance of training local responders ahead of time.

Photo gallery: LCMS responds to December 2015 floods

Volunteers from the International Center of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, LCMS Disaster Response, and New Beginnings Lutheran Church in Pacific, Mo., were among those cleaning up flood-damaged homes in Fenton, Mo., on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016.

Photo gallery: LCMS responds to flooding in Watseka, Ill.

Volunteers converge at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka, Ill., to clean flood-damaged homes on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. In December 2015, a large flood ravaged a large swath of the town.