Domestic Disaster Response

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What We Do


Love Mercy Do Justice works in coordination with Covenant World Relief, regional conferences and local congregations who have partnerships with organizations on the ground in affected areas, to respond to those in need during times of disaster. Support Domestic Disaster Relief efforts today.

When disaster strikes, concerned individuals and groups want to help. But what is the best way to respond? Read The Best Ways to Respond in Disaster.

Are you interested in serving post-disaster with Merge Ministries? Email Dale.Lusk@covchurch.org to learn more about one week service trip opportunities.

Check out Cov news on Disaster Response.


Current Projects

Respond to Current Disasters

Love Mercy Do Justice works primarily through regional conferences and local Covenant churches and their partners on the ground to provide a timely response when a domestic disaster strikes. Give today, where needed most.


Midsouth Hurricane Relief

As Hurricane Laura (the worst hurricane to hit the state in more than a century) forged its way across the Louisiana coast this summer, the Covenant responded. Congregations like High Point Church of Ft. Polk, LA and Canal Street Mosaic Church of New Orleans, LA, in partnership with Love Mercy Do Justice and Covenant World Relief, responded to the crisis by serving hot meals, sending supply shipments, assisting with utilities, and picking up medications for those unable to. You can read more about the efforts of the Midsouth Conference here.

Together, with Love Mercy Do Justice, we can be a part of alleviating the pain and suffering of those affected through provision of water and temporary shelter, debris clean up, home repair, support work teams, and other “felt needs.” Your generous giving will enable us to continue to respond as long-term recovery efforts are launched. We are committed to standing alongside Covenant churches and their partners on the ground in times of need. To support these efforts, please consider a donation towards the Midsouth Hurricane Relief. For more information, please contact lmdj@covchurch.org.


West Coast Fires

In partnership with local churches, Love Mercy Do Justice and Covenant World Relief have been responding to the devastation of the West Coast fires through the Domestic Disaster Relief grant. One of the grant recipients was Community Covenant Church in Scotts Valley, California. Community Covenant recognized the dangers of the fire evacuees moving from place to place during the coronavirus crisis. As such, the church worked with another local congregation and the Moose Lodge to offer shelter and mobile showers. You can read more about this relief effort here.

To support this, and other relief efforts being made by Covenant churches on the ground, please consider a donation towards the West Coast Fires. For more information, please contact lmdj@covchurch.org.


Disaster Response Resources


Books / Documents:
Websites:

Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI): Visit Website

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD): Visit Website

Conferences:

HDI Conference (Dates TBD Wheaton, IL)

VOAD Conference (May 6-9 2019 Nashville, TN)