US Tornadoes

The situation

Dozens of tornadoes ripped across the Midwest, killing at least six people and injuring dozens more with powerful winds that flattened homes. Hundreds of families must find a way to rebuild their homes after the tornadoes destroyed almost everything they had.

Our response:

Through Lutheran Disaster Response, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is responding in areas affected by these tornadoes.

Your help is needed to bring hope to our sisters and brothers in need. Lutheran Disaster Response affiliates are already on the ground, assessing the immediate and long-term needs of those affected by the tornadoes. Throughout the Midwest we are working hand-in-hand with ELCA synods and other ministry organizations that are experts at outreach in their communities.

We already 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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