St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), headquartered in St. Louis, has contributed nearly $100,500 in grants to help the Superstorm Sandy relief effort.
On November 1, LCMS gave $15,000 to the LCMS Atlantic District to provide housing for families affected by damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
As of Tuesday, November 6, the LCMS will disburse an additional $25,000 to the LCMS Atlantic District, and $40,000 to the LCMS New Jersey District in emergency disaster grants.
According to LCMS spokesperson Vicki Biggs, grants are used to provide victims food, clothing, housing, generators and other basic human needs.
LCMS disaster response teams traveled to storm-damaged areas in New York and New Jersey October 31- November 3, and plan to return with a second team. But in order to meet the long-term needs created by the superstorm, LCMS needs help from contributors.
- Make an online gift: www.lcms.org/givenow/disaster.
- Mail checks payable to: "The Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod" (with a memo line or note designating "LCMS Disaster Response") to The Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod, P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO 63166
- Call toll-free: 888-930-4438
In the last five years, the LCMS have provided more than $35 million to domestic and international disaster response efforts.
For more information on the LCMS disaster response effort, visit www.lcms.org/disaster.