The United States has now experienced three Category-4 hurricane landfalls in the past month, unprecedented in such short succession.
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and now, Maria, have inflicted tremendous damage.
Hurricane Maria has knocked out power out across Puerto Rico and more than three million people are just beginning to assess the widespread damage.
Through our connections with Puerto Rican churches who’ve served with us in New Orleans, we are exploring ways we can help.
We’ve reached out to our friends in Florida and recommend emailing John Elliott, with the FL-GA District LCMS, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in directly supporting or volunteering.
We are all anxious to serve and will be excited to see sites fully developed and underway.
Discussions are taking place with our partners in the LCMS to develop locally-led volunteer sites in some of the hardest-hit areas of Texas. This is the same approach we’ve seen implemented successfully in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Detroit. It can prove quite a challenge initially, but one that pays off in the long run.
If you already know you would like to bring a volunteer group to Texas and have not yet contacted us, please complete this form so we can quickly contact you when sites are ready.
We have designated special accounts to raise funds to assist in both recoveries; 100% of all donations marked “Hurricane Harvey Response,” “Hurricane Irma Response” or “Hurricane Maria Response” will be used where needed most in their respective affected areas.
Please consider making a donation by credit card at our online giving page, or by mailing a check to: