Turkey and Syria Earthquake Relief

The devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria on February 6 displaced millions and the death toll is still rising – currently numbering more than 50,000. In Turkey alone, more than 345,000 apartments were destroyed. Many are wondering how to provide some assistance, with the scope of the disaster so broad that help is still needed, and will be for a long time. ALWM has known and trusted connections in the region. Our ALWM ... [...]

Ukraine Relief

The Spiritual Orphans Network has established the Special Ukraine Fund to help provide relief assistance for those who have been affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine.  Currently, donations are being used to help provide safe evacuations, food, medicine, and other supplies needed for survival.  As of March 3, 2022, almost $30,000 has been raised.  More information and a link to donate online can be found on the ... [...]

Kentucky Tornado Relief

Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Paducah, KY, an LCMC congregation 30 miles from Mayfield, KY, is accepting donations on behalf of Mayfield, KY.  Checks should be made out to Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, and in the memo line, indicate it is for West Kentucky Relief. [Updated 02/18/21] Currently the organizations are asking that we not send any more material items.  Instead, they are requesting cash or credit card donations ... [...]

COVID-19 Relief

There is a new grant fund available within the LCMC Lutheran Disaster Assistance (LDA) Program. It is a separately funded grant designed for LCMC pastors who lead our LCMC congregations across the country. Most of those congregations are small in number of worshiping partners and have limited options for relief when personal emergencies happen to their pastor. [...]

Wildfires in Australia - How You Can Help

As large areas of Australia remain ablaze, the immediate need for both rain and financial assistance continues to grow.  "The fire crisis in Australia has killed at least 26 people, destroyed more than 2,000 homes and scorched an area larger than the U.S. state of Indiana since September," the Associated Press reported yesterday.  The above photo, sent to our office from LCMC Pastor John Guilfoyle of Living Water ... [...]

Flood Relief in Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska

Record rainfall and record snowfall, all coming together on frozen ground, has made for one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit western Iowa and eastern Nebraska.  Some of the communities became islands, river beds have been changed, roads have been washed out, and thousands of tons of sand now cover rich, black farmland.  The flood waters are now receding but there is much work ahead. If you have been wondering how you ... [...]

Disaster Relief Efforts for Hurricaine Harvey

LCMC has a dozen congregations that were in the direct path of Hurricane Harvey, some of which have reported damage to their buildings.  According to the New York Times, the Category 4 hurricaine reached the the U.S in Texas, bringing with it winds reaching 130 miles per hour and heavy rain, causing severe amounts of damage to the area. Three groups within LCMC are coordinating efforts to help with disaster relief for victims of ... [...]

Typhoon Haiyan Response

Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on the morning of November 8 as one of the world’s most powerful storms on record to make landfall. The Category 5 typhoon made landfall near Leyte Province in Eastern Visayas Region causing massive destruction and loss of life. The storm hit with wind gusts up to 235 mph, nearly 16 inches of rainfall and waves up to 45 feet in some areas.The full extent of damage across the Philippines is ... [...]

Colorado Flood Relief Efforts

Faith Community Lutheran Church of Longmont, CO is coordinating relief efforts and collecting donations to help assist those who have been devastated by recent floods in the state of Colorado.    Those wishing to make donations may send them to the following address:  Faith Community Lutheran Church  Attention:  Flood Relief  9775 Ute Highway  Longmont, CO  80504  The congregation also plans to ... [...]

Oklahoma City Tornado Relief

The Lutheran Disaster Assistance Fund provides emergency relief aid to those who have been affected by catastrophic natural disasters.  100% of contributions made to the LDA Fund will be applied towards these grants.   To learn more, click here or email the LDA Fund Chair, Dave Brauhn, at brauhn1864@gmail.com. [...]

Lutheran Disaster Assistance Fund

The Lutheran Disaster Assistance Fund is used to help support the needs of victims of catastrophic natural disasters including tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, ice storms, wildfires, flooding caused by excessive rains, and similar natural disasters. Through this fund, St. Mark�s Lutheran Church in Marion, Iowa, will provide emergency relief assistance. [...]

West, TX Explosion Relief

In light of the April 17 explosion at the West Fertilizer Co., relief efforts are now being organized to help those who have been affected. If you have additional information, or if your congregation is coordinating a relief effort, please contact kristy@lcmc.net with  any further details. Volunteering & AssistanceAmericorps is now coordinating volunteer opportunities for West, Texas recovery. They have already identified ... [...]

Ongoing Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Below are several opportunities to serve those on the east coast who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Register your interest to volunteer at Good and Ready or Serve.gov. By registering you will receive up-to-date information, including when new volunteer opportunities are posted.For volunteer opportunities in individual states, please see the following HandsOn Network affiliates:MassachusettsBoston Cares, Boston, MANew ... [...]

Relief Efforts for Hurricane Sandy Victims in the U.S.

Yesterday, the New York Times reported a total of at least 164 lives claimed by Hurricane Sandy, with at least 94 of them reported in the U.S. and Canada and 54 in Haiti. The storm also led to power outages, gas shortages and up to $50 billion in damages in the U.S., according to The Huffington Post.   As Volunteer Reception Centers are now opening on the East Coast, and congregations are collecting funds to be distributed ... [...]

LCMC Congregation Supports Texas Fire Victims

The recent fires in central Texas have destroyed over 1,500 homes, blazing through approximately 34,000 acres of residential area. While most needs for food, water, and clothing are currently being met, many of the people in this area must replace everything they used to own. Area churches are pitching in to help. Martin Luther Lutheran Church, an LCMC congregation in Giddings, Texas, is collecting funds to be given to the Bastrop Christian ... [...]

Living Word Lutheran Church Announces ND Flood Relief Fund

Greetings friends in Christ from Living Word Lutheran Church in Minot, North Dakota. The June 2011 flood in the Minot area left hundreds of families devastated. Many congregations of the LCMC have sent emails asking what help they could provide to help these families. In response to these requests our congregation has established the Living Word Flood Relief Fund. Our goal and mission was to provide immediate grants to families in our ... [...]

Tornado Victim Relief in the South

We, at Christ the King have been doing on the ground work. I took our first load of supplies to a city devastated by a tornado today and am going back tomorrow to bring ice and water to people who will be without power for up to 10 days. We are taking money and using it for our resources to give away to the people in need and then will donate the rest to the local groups continuing relief efforts. If you want to send money, our ... [...]

Relief Fund Established to Help Ethiopia

Persecution is not new to Lutherans in Ethiopia. “However, every time it happens it opens up old wounds and breaks the hearts of many. In the middle of all this our brothers and sisters are walking into this holy Lenten season not with ashes on their forehead but carrying the cross of Christ and confessing their faith in the words of Psalm 23:1, ‘The Lord is my shepherd!’” Dr. Buba said. To read the entire article ... [...]

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