LFCS Disaster Services seeks to bring help and grow hope in communities affected by disasters by implementing holistic strategies to address spiritual, physical, emotional, relational, and intellectual needs. LFCS is recognized as the Missouri state-wide Lutheran disaster coordination agency for both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS).
LFCS collaborates with many disaster service providers, faith-based and community groups, and governmental partners in Missouri and across the United States. Through these partnerships, LFCS is able to maximize impact by facilitating effective stewardship of resources. We respect the perspectives and strengths of others and the diverse nature of our communities. We recognize that every disaster is local and believe that every response and recovery effort must be rooted in the community and work to support affected communities from immediate relief through long-term recovery. And we promote disaster risk-reduction by helping communities build resilience.
Some key areas of our work include:
- Providing emotional and spiritual care for disaster survivors and for those who assist in disaster response and recovery;
- Supporting long-term recovery efforts by addressing community unmet needs months and building capacity;
- Promoting disaster risk-reduction by helping communities build resilience
- Providing Disaster Case Management services;
- Coordinating volunteers.
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