More volunteers are also still needed.
The first shipments of supplies have begun arriving at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Fla.
A Lutheran Early Response Team camp at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Fla., will be up and running soon.
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.
The train, which was carrying 275 passengers and 12 crew members, derailed in Mendon, Mo., about 100 miles northeast of Kansas City.
On April 7 and 8, approximately 30 disaster response leaders from around the Synod gathered to study “How to Stay Alive in a Crisis.”
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.
The website will better facilitate the work of LCMS Disaster Response at both the local and national level.
The tornadoes touched ground in Tennessee during the night and morning hours of March 2 and 3.