The Synod partnered with the LCMS Florida-Georgia District and Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Fla., to host three one-week volunteer deployments.
Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT)
LCMS groups respond to Selma tornado
The Jan. 12 tornado was part of a larger storm system that affected dozens of counties in Alabama and Georgia.
Lutheran Early Response Team: ‘Going the distance’ in a disaster
Volunteers are still needed to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
LERT volunteers help with hurricane cleanup
A team began working out of Lakeside Lutheran Church in Venice, Fla., on Monday, Oct. 10.
Hurricane Ian supply distribution begins
The first shipments of supplies have begun arriving at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Fla.
Volunteers needed in Florida
A Lutheran Early Response Team camp at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Fla., will be up and running soon.
‘God is still here’: Response to Hurricane Ian continues
LCMS Disaster Response is mounting a full-scale response in conjunction with the affected districts, district disaster response coordinators and the Synod’s Lutheran Early Response Team network.
LCMS Disaster Response: Proclaiming the Gospel at all times
As Hurricane Ian continues its path of destruction, damage assessment begins.
LCMS pastor cares for first responders after Amtrak derailment
The train, which was carrying 275 passengers and 12 crew members, derailed in Mendon, Mo., about 100 miles northeast of Kansas City.
‘What if?’ Disaster responders learn lifesaving strategies
On April 7 and 8, approximately 30 disaster response leaders from around the Synod gathered to study “How to Stay Alive in a Crisis.”
‘The kingdom ours remaineth’: Member of Augusta church loses wife in tornado
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.
‘Never done learning’: Disaster Response holds conference in St. Louis
The conference, held Oct. 6–8, drew 78 attendees from 20 districts.
World events receive church’s response
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.
Impact of Hurricane Ida continues days after landfall
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.
Lutheran Early Response Team unveils new website
The website will better facilitate the work of LCMS Disaster Response at both the local and national level.