US Tornadoes

The situation

Several tornadoes have ripped through multiple states causing loss of life and massive devastation, and the threat of more tornado outbreaks is looming. Hundreds of people must now find a way to rebuild their lives, homes and communities after the tornadoes destroyed almost everything they had.

Our response:

Lutheran Disaster Response is at work, assessing the immediate and long-term needs of those affected by the tornadoes. Through our extensive network of ELCA members, local congregations, synods and Lutheran Social Service affiliates in the affected area – Lutheran Disaster Response will help wherever we are needed.

We are a church that rolls up its sleeves and gets to work. We know it will be a long road to recovery, and your gifts are needed now to begin coordinating volunteers, rebuilding homes and offering spiritual and emotional care to those in need.

What you can do:

As communities work to recover, please keep them and those who work on their behalf in prayer. You can use these prayers and resources in your worship services.

Your donation to Lutheran Disaster Response, designated for “U.S. Tornadoes,” will be used entirely (100 percent) to help families whose lives and livelihoods have been impacted by a disaster.
Donations from people like you allow this church to respond to those in need.

To learn more about the situation and the ELCA’s response:

  • Use this bulletin insert to inform others of the ELCA’s response to U.S. tornadoes.
  • Sign up to receive Lutheran Disaster Response alerts.
  • Check the Lutheran Disaster Response blog.


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