More than 275 cleanup volunteers respond to the EF-4 tornado that struck Northern Illinois April 9.
The week of June 16 is devastating for two LCMS churches and more than two dozen LCMS members in Nebraska and South Dakota after deadly tornadoes tear through their communities and lives.
Dual tornadoes pummeled Pilger, Neb., on June 16, 2014, killing one person there, injuring more than two dozen, destroying 40-50 homes, and crushing St. John Lutheran Church and its parsonage. Several LCMS members lost their homes in the storm. The LCMS made an initial $100,000 available to the LCMS Nebraska District to help in the aftermath of the storm.
The June 16 tornadoes pummel Pilger, Neb., killing one person there, injuring more than two dozen, destroying 40-50 homes and crushing St. John Lutheran Church.
A week after being baptized and confirmed, an LCMS family in Mayflower, Ark., rides out an EF4 tornado in a closet.
The violent storm system sweeping through the central, southern and eastern United States April 27-May 1 causes damages or destruction for LCMS members, a pastor and at least five congregations.
LCMS Disaster Response is reaching out with mercy to help LCMS congregations in Arkansas and Mississippi as they help their members and neighbors affected by the April 27-28 tornadoes that killed at least 30 people and shattered dozens of homes and businesses across the central and southern United States.
It may seem like devastating tragedies are never-ending, but there’s a light in the darkness: LCMS Disaster Response is there, “reaching out with caring and compassion in the name of Christ.”
Disaster staff return to the disaster sites to assess ongoing recovery efforts and determine needs in this post-emergency, or intermediate, phase of the relief effort.
The $10,000 grant from LCMS Disaster Response to St. John’s Lutheran Church, New Minden, Ill., will be used to help survivors get back on their feet after deadly storms rip through five states.
No LCMS members were injured by the multi-state storms, according to initial reports, but the homes of at least 17 Synod families sustained severe damage.
Savage tornadoes tore through the Midwest Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, taking at least five lives and demolishing hundreds of homes, churches and businesses in Peoria, Ill., and other cities in several Midwestern states. LCMS Disaster Response is preparing to assist those affected by the tornadoes.
The frame for a new LCMS church building in Manteno, Ill., is torn apart by winds from a June 12 storm. No one is injured at the site, where the congregation plans to resume construction.
The LCMS approves an initial $100,000 emergency grant to assist tornado victims in Oklahoma. Those interested in volunteering for cleanup may now register for service.