Heart for Texas, a coalition of Lutheran organizations partnering with volunteers and businesses in Texas and beyond, is helping homeowners return as closely as possible to normal life.
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.
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.
Letter: Volunteers needed in Texas
The Rev. Ken Hennings, president of the LCMS Texas District, thanks those who have helped and invites additional volunteers.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
Disaster: what to know before you give or go
It is important to make sure we help, not hinder, the relief effort.
Texas disaster relief involves teamwork, partnerships, kindness
Disaster-response planning continues among LCMS Disaster Response, LCMS Texas District responders and partner organizations as Hurricane Harvey relief operations switch gears toward long-term recovery.
Disaster Response prayer petitions for Sept. 9-10 worship services
LCMS Worship offers petitions to pray for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma or any other disaster during Sept. 9-10 worship services.
‘Texas Strong’: Service to neighbor
Amid loss and devastation, the people of Texas serve each other as LCMS congregations like Trinity Klein lead the way.
Commentary: Hurricane Harvey, prayers and God in action
In the middle of one of the worst natural disasters in history, “we have seen honor in action, love in action and service in action through governments, agencies, churches, families and individuals. But we’ve also seen God in action,” writes Greg Seltz.
LCEF, Thrivent announce funds for Harvey relief
Lutheran Church Extension Fund is providing $350,000, and Thrivent Financial will match donations up to a total of $3 million.
As residents return home, pastors provide care in Harvey’s wake
Residents in hard-hit areas need basic supplies like food and water and help with cleanup, “but most of all, they need to hear that God is with them.”