2015–2017 Mission Grant: Disaster Response Trailers, $80,000 fully paid
Grant check for 2015–2017 LWML Mission Grant: Disaster Response Trailers presented by Sally Handrick, LWML Mission Grants Committee Chairman, to Rev. Kevin Robson, LCMS Chief Mission Officer.
"On behalf of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, we are humbled and awed at the sacrifice, the partnership, and the love that is being expressed by the LWML in this generous gift."
"These disaster trailers, beyond directly affecting people who are impacted in some way by a catastrophic disaster in their own context, are also going to serve as a marvelous beacon and emblem of our desire to serve our neighbor and to educate the Church about the need to be prepared to serve our neighbors who are in such need."
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Disaster Response will provide matching funds with this grant to 20 congregations to establish a disaster response equipment trailer for use in their respective districts. These equipped trailers provide all the necessary tools to get to work immediately upon arrival in a disaster area. In this way, they aren’t a burden to those affected, but rather are able to bring relief and comfort. Currently, there are over 12,000 individuals from across the LCMS who have received Lutheran Early Response Training (LERT) and the number grows every month.
For more information about this mission grant, view the individual mission grant page here.