Disaster Response Ministry

Tornado Response


There are a number of needs arising for the families affected at the Pavilion Estates mobile home park.

If you are able to help provide any of the following items please assist:

-Diapers (all sizes)
-Baby Wipes
-Baby Formula
-Children’s clothing (10 years and under)
-Children’s Shoes (10 years and under)
-Toilet paper [THIS IS AN URGENT NEED]
-Flashlight Batteries
-Hand Sanitizer
-Face Masks
-Work Gloves

Please contact Community Manager at Pavilion Estate Lori Richards directly at  734.589.9377, 269.344.6186, or LoRichards@yescommunities.com.


The LCMS Disaster Response Ministry has been actively working with the Nebraska District to help coordinate how best the Synod can partner to provide aid and support in response to the recent tornadoes that have devastated these areas. According to a recent LCMS Reporter article, the ministry has been working closely with the District, area pastors, and representatives of Orphan Grain Train. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by this disaster, and we continue to support our brothers and sisters in Christ as they navigate this difficult time. Click on any of the links in this paragraph to see how you can be of assistance.


Become a Trained Christian Volunteer

A disaster may happen anywhere at any time. Are you prepared to respond? Join us at the Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) volunteer training program provided by the LCMS Office of National Mission. This 6-hour program will help you serve as a trained Christian volunteer, focusing on the most important things to remember as you prepare for–or respond to–a disaster in your community or beyond. Become Certified

An unparalleled opportunity stands before us to share Christ by offering Christian care in times of disaster. Christ’s mercy is at the center of LERT training and is the basis for everything we do.

After you complete the LERT training, you will receive your certificate and volunteer certification badge from LCMS Disaster Response and the LCMS Office of National Mission

Latest LCMS Disaster Response Information

For up-to-date information concerning Disaster Response, visit LCMS World Relief and Human Care.

Here is also a Quick Reference Guide for Disasters and Pandemics by the LCMS Disaster Response. (added 5/12/2020)