Helping congregations prepare for disasters
Assisting congregations and their communities after a disaster
Our Synod knows what it means to be hit by disaster. Whether it is hurricanes on our coastlines, floods along our rivers, or tornados that randomly strike areas throughout our four states, we know that when disaster strikes, lives are changed. Disasters vary in size and magnitude in the loss of life and destruction of property. Long after the disaster has occurred and faded from the public awareness, the disaster continues to impact those affected in real and challenging ways. The church is called to respond in these difficult and confusing times. Our faith tells us that we are called to be
good neighbors to those in need as in the parable of the Good Samaritan [Luke10:30-37]. In Matthew [25:40] we hear our Lord tell us that “Whatever you do to the least of these you do unto me.” Disasters leave many homeless. Jesus was often homeless. The church is called to respond and to respond well and effectively means we need to prepare.