Nearly three months after Superstorm Sandy, eight elderly, single women struggling to resume their lives along the hard-hit New Jersey Shore were among those offered a helping hand with debris and tree removal by Shepherd’s Heart Ministry. “All the women had limited access to help, financial or otherwise,” said David Hildebrandt, Sandy relief coordinator for [...]
No congregations of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod are located in the Rockaways, but that was no detour for LCMS members who volunteered in those Long Island, N.Y., communities on Monday (Nov. 12), grilling and delivering hot food to Superstorm Sandy survivors, including many elderly residents in high-rise apartment buildings still without power. Two weeks after [...]
Even as the remnant of Hurricane Isaac brought heavy rainfall and strong wind to the East Coast late Tuesday, Sept. 4, the LCMS continued to take stock of its damages and reach out with mercy to those affected. At Concordia College Alabama in Selma, Ala., two dormitories had minor flooding and 70 students were relocated [...]
LCMS Disaster Response is urging volunteers to allow emergency responders time to do their jobs before traveling to the Gulf Coast to help with relief efforts. “It is vital to allow emergency responders such as medics, firemen and police the time they need to safely secure an area,” said the Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein, [...]
HURRICANE ISAAC MAKES LANDFALL ALONG GULF COAST As news regarding Hurricane Isaac’s impact on the island of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and now the storm’s landfall in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast continues to unfold, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Mercy Operations Group is closely monitoring the storm’s effect on specific places [...]
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod released two grants totaling $35,000 on Monday, Aug. 27, to assist relief efforts in Haiti and the Dominican Republic following Tropical Storm Isaac, which struck the island nations Aug. 25. “These two grants of the LCMS are incredibly vital for the people of Haiti and the Dominican Republic,” said the Rev. [...]
Residents wade through a street that flooded due to Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac swept across Haiti’s southern peninsula early Saturday, dousing a capital city prone to flooding and adding to the misery of a poor nation still trying to recover from the 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/Dieu [...]
Please pray for the Caribbean nations, international partner church members, LCMS members and all those residing in the path of Tropical Storm Isaac —currently passing over Cuba after dousing Haiti.