A historic outbreak of tornadoes on Dec. 10 and 11 impacted communities across eight states, damaged an LCMS church and killed a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Augusta, Mo.
As the world has experienced a series of disasters and international events of far-reaching consequences, the LCMS has responded with prayers, encouragement and financial support.
In the days since the Category 4 storm made landfall and continued inland across the Southern and Eastern United States, it is estimated to have caused at least 65 deaths and more than $50 billion in damages.
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The tornadoes touched ground in Tennessee during the night and morning hours of March 2 and 3.
In the wake of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the Midwest, the LCMS Central Illinois and Missouri districts’ Lutheran Early Response Teams are preparing to help their neighbors.
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 LCMS Southeastern District and LCMS Disaster Response are working with congregations in the area to address both the physical and spiritual needs of those in the hurricane’s path.
When disaster strikes, LCMS Disaster Response comes alongside to help congregations and districts develop the most effective possible response.