The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod's disaster response ministry responds to immediate and long-term needs following natural and man-made disasters, working through LCMS districts and congregations, international Lutheran churches and other partners. We build partners’ capacity to respond with Christian care to needs within the church and their communities with the following services:

  • On-site assessment
  • Emergency, relief and development grants
  • Pastoral care for LCMS church workers and members
  • Congregational Preparedness and Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) training
  • Resources (volunteer coordination, donation and equipment management)

Disaster Response