One thing that is true for every disater response is that it is local. Lutheran Disaster Response takes this fact seriously, seeing our role as working with communities affected by disasters. Together, we name what assests each community already posses and then looks for ways to supplement these assets with gifts from outside the community. In this process our focus is on helping local congregations and faith communities as they determine how best to continue their role of being the church in the midst of disaster. To learn more about the specific hallmarks of our work in the United States and around the world, take a look at How We Work.
These are a highlight of the work Lutheran Disaster Response is currently involved in around the world.
These are larger disaster events where Lutheran Disaster Response has played a major role. Many have helped define how we respond.