Lutheran Disaster Response

Lutheran Disaster Response shares God’s hope, healing and renewal with people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. Find resources for you and your congregation to get involved, spread the word and help raise money for people affected by disasters. Situation reports and other content can be found on the Lutheran Disaster Response blog.



Use these resources to find general information and an overview of Lutheran Disaster Response work.

Thrive (Interactive)

Learn more about how your gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response share hope and healing with communities impacted by disaster in the United States and around the world.

Thrive (Interactive)

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Lutheran Disaster Response Volunteer Host Site Recommendations

This document provides best practices on managing groups of disaster-response volunteers more safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, including recommendations for physical distancing, hygiene practices and more.

Lutheran Disaster Response Volunteer Host Site Recommendations

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Lutheran Disaster Response Volunteer Recommendations

This document provides best practices for disaster-response volunteers to serve more safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, including recommendations for physical distancing, hygiene practices and more.

Lutheran Disaster Response Volunteer Recommendations

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Congregational Planning Checklist for a Pandemic

This colorful, 8-page brochure offers an introduction to ELCA World Hunger, including a world map of where your gifts are at work. This brochure is perfectly sized for worship bulletins and it can also be used for events and displays. - See more at: https://www.elca.org/Resources/ELCA-World-Hunger#sthash.Lc23D55D.dpuf

Congregational Planning Checklist for a Pandemic

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Congregational Disaster Preparedness Guide

This colorful, 8-page brochure offers an introduction to ELCA World Hunger, including a world map of where your gifts are at work. This brochure is perfectly sized for worship bulletins and it can also be used for events and displays. - See more at: https://www.elca.org/Resources/ELCA-World-Hunger#sthash.Lc23D55D.dpuf
Use this full guide to create a comprehensive disaster response plan and prepare your church to respond after a disaster strikes.

Congregational Disaster Preparedness Guide

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Lutheran Disaster Response Brochure

This brochure offers an introduction to the work of Lutheran Disaster Response, internationally and in the U.S.

Lutheran Disaster Response Brochure

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How We Work

How We Work

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Unaccompanied Migrant Children Myths Vs. Facts

Unaccompanied Migrant Children Myths Vs. Facts

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Poster

Display this poster to show your support of Lutheran Disaster Response.

Poster

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One of the most popular ways to spread the news to your congregation after a disaster strikes.

Lutheran Disaster Response: U.S. Tornadoes

This bulletin insert can be used in your congregation to encourage gifts to support tornado survivors. Gifts to “U.S. Tornadoes” will be used in full (100%) to assist those affected by tornadoes now and during the long road of recovery.

Lutheran Disaster Response: U.S. Tornadoes

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Lutheran Disaster Response: Where needed most

This bulletin insert can be used in your congregation to encourage gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response.

Lutheran Disaster Response: Where needed most

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Afghan Humanitarian Crisis

To respond to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, Community World Service Asia (CWSA) is assisting Afghan families in Kabul through food security and cash assistance

 

Afghan Humanitarian Crisis

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Hurricane Ida 2021

This bulletin insert can be used in your congregation to show the need for gifts in response to hurricane Ida.

Hurricane Ida 2021

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Haiti Crisis 2021

This bulletin insert can be used in your congregation to show the need for gifts in response to the Haiti earthquake.

Haiti Crisis 2021

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U.S. Wildfires 2021

This bulletin insert can be used in your congregation to show the need for gifts in response to U.S. wildfires.

U.S. Wildfires 2021

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Find worship resources that will guide your congregation in lifting up in prayer those affected by a disaster during a worship service.

Meeting God in the Ruins

A devotional guidebook for disaster response volunteers.

Meeting God in the Ruins

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Worship Resource: Drought

This resource is a guide for prayer during drought.

Worship Resource: Drought

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Worship Resource: Hurricane

This resource is a guide for prayer after a hurricane.

Worship Resource: Hurricane

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Worship Resource: Storms and Flooding

This resource is a guide for prayer after a natural disaster.

Worship Resource: Storms and Flooding

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Worship Resource: Violence

This resource is a guide to prayer for violence.

Worship Resource: Violence

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Worship Resource: Wildfires

This resource is a guide for prayer after wildfires.

Worship Resource: Wildfires

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Find updated information on how your gifts are at work on-the-ground.

Hurricane Dorian: One Year Later

Read more about our response in this report.

Hurricane Dorian: One Year Later

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2018 Hurricanes: Two Years Later

Read about our response to Hurricanes Florence and Michael in this report.

2018 Hurricanes: Two Years Later

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Nepal Earthquake: 5 Years Later

This report includes information about how your gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response helped people who were affected by the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

 

Nepal Earthquake: 5 Years Later

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Haiti Earthquake: 10 Years Later

This report includes information about how gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response helped people who were affected by the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Haiti Earthquake: 10 Years Later

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2018 California Wildfires: Two Years Later

Read about how gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response have been at work after the devastating wildfires in 2018.​

2018 California Wildfires: Two Years Later

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2018 California Wildfires: One Year Later

To read more about our response, download this resource.

2018 California Wildfires: One Year Later

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2018 Hurricanes: One Year Later

To read more about our response, download this resource.

2018 Hurricanes: One Year Later

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2017 Hurricanes: Three Years Later

Read about our response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in this report.

2017 Hurricanes: Three Years Later

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2017 Hurricanes: Two Years Later

Read about our response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in this report.

2017 Hurricanes: Two Years Later

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2017 Hurricanes: One Year Later

To read more about our response, download this resource.

2017 Hurricanes: One Year Later

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Nepal Earthquakes: One Year Later

To read more about our response, download this resource.

Nepal Earthquakes: One Year Later

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Nepal Earthquakes: Six Months Later

To read more about our response, download this resource.

Nepal Earthquakes: Six Months Later

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Typhoon Haiyan: One Year Later

This resource describes in detail how, together, we have responded to Typhoon Haiyan. To read more about our response, download this resource.

Typhoon Haiyan: One Year Later

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Haiti One Year Update

This resource provides a one year later update of the work and progress being made after the Haiti earthquake.

Haiti One Year Update

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Horn of Africa One Year Update

This is a one year later Horn of Africa drought update highlighting the progress being made and the work that has been done.

Horn of Africa One Year Update

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Hurricane Sandy One Year Update

This resource provides a one year later update of the work and progress being made after Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy One Year Update

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Disaster Annual Report 2010

This resource functions as an annual report of the disasters that Lutheran Disaster Response responded to in 2010.

Disaster Annual Report 2010

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Disaster Annual Report 2011

This resource functions as an annual report of the disasters that Lutheran Disaster Response responded to in 2011.

Disaster Annual Report 2011

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Minot, N.D. Floods Resource

This resource highlights the situation after the flooding in Minot, N.D., while explaining the work that the ELCA is doing to respond.

Minot, N.D. Floods Resource

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