Hurricane Relief

Harvey/Irma Disaster Relief

As we consider how to help those devastated by the historic flooding in the Gulf Coast, Caribbean, and Florida, above all please pray for everyone impacted by this storm. We say with the psalmist: “Help me, O Lord my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!” (Psalm 109:26). There are different ways to contribute to relief efforts for victims of Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is directing contributions to its trusted domestic partners, including:

LCMS Disaster Relief

  • Give by mail:
    Make checks payable to “The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod” with the memo line or a note indicating the gift is for “Disaster Response” or “Hurricane Relief.” Send to:

    The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
    Mission Advancement
    P.O. Box 66861
    St. Louis, MO 63166-6861
  • Give by phone:
    To make a credit card gift over the phone, call the LCMS toll-free gift line between 8 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. (CST) at 1-888-930-4438.
  • Give by text message:
    Send a text message to 414-44, and type LCMSHARVEY in the message field. You’ll receive a text with a link to a phone-friendly, secure donation form.


Texas District – LCMS


St. John’s Lutheran Church

  • Write a check to St. John’s and write “Harvey Relief” on the memo line. St. John’s will then issue one check either to LCMS Disaster Relief or directly to the Texas District.


Lord of heaven and earth, we know that You hold all things in Your hands. In Your mercy, provide for the needs of those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and the rain that continues to fall, work through those who bring relief and aid, and protect all from any further harm. Draw all to the cross of Christ, who is our salvation now and always. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.