We seek to grow the LFCS Missouri Disaster Services Network by building strong partnerships with congregations and local communities.
Through these partnerships we are able to assist in building capacity for local disaster response, recovery, and preparedness activities.
Here are some of the areas in which LFCS is currently active in disaster response and recovery operations in Missouri:
- July 2015 flooding in Jefferson County: We are partnering with the Disability Resource Association in Jefferson County to provide case management services, as well as All Hands Volunteers to facilitate the rebuilding and recovery of houses.
- December 2015 flooding in 33 counties: With the exception of a few remaining projects, the debris removal stage is currently winding down. There will be significant need for repair/rebuild volunteers as the December 2015 flood recovery effort continues. Currently we are still assessing damage to determine future needs. With the timing of this flood (right after Christmas just before the New Year), very few funds are available to assist with addressing unmet needs. Thus, the largest need is for cash donations to assist with the recovery effort. LFCS is collecting donations to assist with the recovery effort at our website – http://lfcsmo.org/disaster-services/. All donations will stay in Missouri to assist with disaster recovery efforts.