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Disaster Relief

Nebraska Relief Trip

July 21-27

The Midwestern United States faced historic flooding following winter storm “Ulmer” earlier this year.

Nebraska was particularly hard hit, Their Governor, Pete Ricketts describing the damage as the most extensive the state has ever seen.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont, Neb., helped in the immediate aftermath of the storm and is now seeking groups of volunteers, age 14 to adult, for the ongoing recovery effort.

Lutheran Disaster Care is trying to put together a team to travel to Fremont to assist in recovery on July 21-27. We are still working out the details, but we will be staying at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont. We will be doing whatever work is needed (It will probably be sheetrock work by the time we arrive).

If you are interested in taking part in this response e-mail me at .

Blessings, David Ricks, Lutheran Disaster Care, Inc


Lutheran Early Response Team

This ministry includes trained volunteers who respond to natural disasters in our community and beyond as well as serving our members in need of special assistance around their homes and more.

LCMS has a disaster response org that includes Lutheran Early Response Teams (LERTs). We have several folks who have received basic LERT training. A subset has also completed chainsaw training. Chainsaw training is required to be allowed to operate a chainsaw as part of that type disaster response. The training is also highly desired for anyone who will be near a chainsaw, such as when dragging the cuttings from the cutting site.

The next L.E.R.T. training is Saturday, July 13. Click here to get more information and register.

For more information about L.E.R.T., contact: Dick Schellin 817-239-7855

Lutheran Disaster Response

LCMS World Relief and Human Care 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.

LCMS reaches out to Oklahoma Tornado victims, seeks volunteers.

Donate online here

Or by mail:

Make checks payable to "The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod", memo line or note designating ‘Disaster Response’

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

P.O. Box 66861

St. Louis MO 63166-6861

Or by phone: 888-930-4438

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