All ELCA websites will be offline for brief periods on Monday, May 2, 2016 from 6-11pm Central for scheduled maintenance. Thank you.

US Flooding

The situation:
Copious amounts of rainfall throughout parts of the United States, especially Texas, are creating monumental flooding. In Houston, the fourth-largest U.S. city, flooding continues to affect streets and highways and damage or destroy homes, leaving more than 100,000 people without power, more than a 1,000 people displaced and at least six confirmed deaths. The rain continues and the waters have yet to crest.

Our response:
Through congregations, synods and disaster affiliate organizations, Lutheran Disaster Response is working to assist those who have been affected by the flooding. Lutheran Disaster Response’s coordinator is present, working with community leaders and officials to begin planning the proper responses, particularly the long-term recovery efforts. We know this will be a long road to recovery, and we will be there to accompany those impacted through every phase of this disaster. Your gifts are needed to launch effective recovery efforts.

What you can do:

Pray
Continue to pray for the people affected by flooding. May God’s healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need.

Give
Gifts to U.S. Flooding will be used to assist those directly impacted by the flooding until the response is complete.

Connect:
To learn more about the situation and the ELCA’s response:
  • Sign up to receive Lutheran Disaster Response alerts.
  • Check the Lutheran Disaster Response blog.
  • Like Lutheran Disaster Response on Facebook and follow @ELCALDR on Twitter.

Lutheran Disaster
Response

View Our Blog