Tropical Cyclone Idai struck the eastern coast of South Africa on March 15, killing almost 1,000 people and damaging roads, crops and buildings.
As the recovery begins, Missouri Synod Lutherans are reaching out to their hurting neighbors with food, shelter and the love of Christ.
On Thursday, March 21, Synod representatives will visit Nebraska to conduct an assessment of damage with the district president and other officials.
The grant, given to the LCMS by the Harold C. Smith Foundation, will be deployed over the course of three years.
On Dec. 8, volunteers from the LCMS Central Illinois District, Lutheran Early Response Team and Lutheran Church Charities joined the cleanup effort in Taylorville, Ill., following an EF-3 tornado that struck the area on Dec. 1.
The fast-moving “Camp Fire” in Northern California has engulfed some 90,000 acres, causing at least nine confirmed fatalities and the destruction of 6,713 structures in the approximately 27,000-resident town of Paradise.
After Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida on Oct. 10, LCMS World Relief and Human Care Disaster Response is partnering with the LCMS Southern and Florida–Georgia districts to provide long-term relief.
Three historic LCMS congregations are rebuilding following catastrophic losses earlier this year.
In a supplement to the October 2018 Reporter, LCMS Disaster Response highlights the mercy work that has been done over the last year following natural disasters in Texas, Puerto Rico, California and other regions.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the LCMS Southeastern District and local Lutherans are working together to bring physical assistance and Gospel hope to disaster victims in North Carolina.
The Synod is working hand in hand with the LCMS Southeastern District to provide relief and begin recovery.