Hurricane Michael Relief

Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida on Oct. 10 as the strongest storm the area has ever seen — a Category 4 hurricane that brought winds of 155 mph. Across Bay County, more than 2,500 structures are damaged, and at least 162 have been destroyed, authorities said. It’s been ten days since the storm hit and at least 27 people have been confirmed dead and many are still missing.

As it has so many times before, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is responding in the aftermath of a devastating storm. Our congregations in and around the affected areas began responding immediately. Synod and district leaders have begun preparations for long-term relief. LCMS World Relief and Human Care (WRHC) Disaster Response has sent spiritual care resources and been in contact with both the LCMS Southern and Florida–Georgia districts.

To help financially or for more information:

Contributions for LCMS World Relief and Human Care disaster response efforts can be made online at lcms.org/givenow/disaster or by sending the text message LCMSHURRICANES to the number 41444.

Donate over the telephone by calling 888-930-4438.

Follow the stories and learn more online at lcms.org/disaster.

Volunteers and those who prefer to donate to the LCMS Southern District can find information at southernlcms.org.

Lutheran Church Charities– To give to the LCC Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief Fund, please visit https://luthcc.org/michael-dr

But most importantly, please continue to pray.

A special update regarding Hurricane Michael by Lutheran Church Charities President/CEO Tim Hetzner. To give to the LCC Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief Fund, please visit https://luthcc.org/michael-dr

Visit https://www.lutheranchurchcharities.org/volunteer-lcc-dr.ht… to volunteer if you are a LCC LERT team member. For the next several weeks, they are only taking volunteers who are self-contained (have RV’s, camping equipment, or places to stay, own food and a way to prepare it, own shower capability) until a camp is set up at Trinity Lutheran Church in Panama City. If you can go after that, please also register and indicate when you can go down. We anticipate we will be working in the area over the next 2-3 months.

Special Update- Hurricane Michael

A special update regarding Hurricane Michael by Lutheran Church Charities President/CEO Tim Hetzner. To give to the LCC Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief Fund, please visit https://luthcc.org/michael-drFor those in the Northern Illinois District who want to donate items which will be delivered to Trinity Lutheran Church in Panama City, Florida, visit http://files.constantcontact.com/b79dfc96001/73456f75-d9c5-4d6b-8d6c-c437dd9342b5.pdf for a list of items and drop off locations. Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palatine, Illinois has donated the use of a semi-trailer truck to deliver the donations. Visit https://www.lutheranchurchcharities.org/volunteer-lcc-dr.html to volunteer if you are a LCC LERT team member. For the next several weeks, they are only taking volunteers who are self-contained (have RV's, camping equipment, or places to stay, own food and a way to prepare it, own shower capability) until a camp is set up at Trinity Lutheran Church in Panama City. If you can go after that, please also register and indicate when you can go down. We anticipate we will be working in the area over the next 2-3 months.

Posted by Lutheran Church Charities on Friday, October 19, 2018