Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (LFS) is an affiliated agency of Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR). LDR is a cooperative ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The mission of LDR is to demonstrate Christ’s compassion for people by promoting hope, healing, and wholeness for disaster survivors.
When a federally declared disaster occurs, Lutheran Family Services represents LDR in organizing and implementing broad-based disaster response efforts designed to minister to the urgent needs of people who are affected.
LFS/LDR has previously provided services in response to: the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in 1996, the Fort Collins flood in 1997, the school shootings at Columbine High School in 1999, and the combined wildfires of 2002, including the Missionary Ridge fire in Durango, the massive Hayman fire, the Coal Seam Fire near Glenwood Springs and the Iron Mountain/Deer Mountain fires near Canon City. Following Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, LFS began providing long-term case management, employment services and congregational/volunteer training to support the resettlement of over 5,000 evacuees who were displaced to Colorado through participation in the Katrina Aid Today Program.
LDR partner-organizations, like LFS, accomodate families, individuals, congregations and communities affected by disasters by providing: (1) emotional and spiritual care; (2) volunteer recruitment and coordination; (3) funding to support disaster response case management; (4) hardship grants to congregations; and (5) supplies to help people rebuild their homes and restore their quality of life.
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