The grant, given to the LCMS by the Harold C. Smith Foundation, will be deployed over the course of three years.
The new “mercy centers” have been dubbed “CARD” for Casa de Amparo y Respuesta a Desastre (House of Refuge and Disaster Response).
The LCMS encourages congregations to use the following church bulletin insert and flier to inform members how they can join relief efforts in Puerto Rico, California, and beyond.
An LCMS Disaster Response team has been on the ground in Puerto Rico this past week as part of an initial assessment trip.
Despite the challenges of blocked roads and collapsed bridges, Lutherans will bring Christ’s mercy to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.