LCMS Disaster Response training and resources enable district disaster responders to coordinate recovery efforts in the aftermath of destructive storms and flooding.
Floodwaters swept through St. Louis and other Missouri communities in the days following Christmas 2015, and the massive flooding damaged homes and business while also closing several roads, including highways and interstates.
Texas District responders partner with local LCMS congregations to organize recovery efforts following the Dec. 26 storm.
This year’s conference, Oct. 6-9 in St. Louis, brought together some 100 district disaster-response coordinators, pastors and laypeople involved in disaster work.
KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talked on Oct. 7 with the Rev. Terry Makelin, the Rev. Tom Heren and the Rev. Seth Clemmer about the life and mercy work of their congregations in the wake of disaster in their communities.
The massive amount of rain has burst dams and blocked roads. Pastors Denninger and Meyer discuss the differences between this disaster and Hurricane Hugo as they determine how to best serve the needs of the community and help with recovery.
LCMS Disaster Response Manager Rev. Michael Meyer deploys to assist the LCMS Southeastern District in essential damage assessments, as flooding continues in South Carolina.
LCMS Disaster Response provides initial funding of $16,500 after flooding, drought and frost decimate the nation’s food supply.
The free, annual conference — set for Oct. 6-9 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis — is open to church workers and anyone who is interested in disaster response.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, New Minden, Ill., holds rededication services as the congregation and community celebrate tornado recovery on Aug. 9.
About 75 St. John Lutheran Church members and guests join the Rev. Terry Makelin, pastor of the church, for a Day of Supplication and Prayer service at St. John Lutheran Church on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Pilger, Neb. A year ago to the day, with the service almost to the hour, rare EF-4 twin twisters destroyed the church along with the majority of Pilger.
Members of St. John Lutheran Church mark the one-year anniversary of the twin tornadoes that ravaged the community of Pilger, Neb.
The main building of Grace Lutheran Church, Vestal, N.Y., is declared a total loss after a May 18 storm-related fire.
An EF2 tornado ripped through Delmont, S.D., mid-morning on Sunday, May 10, and destroyed Zion Lutheran Church. The twister claimed no lives but injured nine people, including at least one Zion member who was hospitalized.
Zion Lutheran Church in Delmont, S.D., loses its roof to a devastating tornado May 10, but Sunday-school children and teachers at the church are unharmed.