US Flooding

The situation:

After record-breaking September rains, flood waters were raging in Colorado’s front range. These floods have consumed parts of Colorado, damaging or destroying over 18,000 homes and businesses. Three ELCA church buildings have also been affected. Some areas continue to experience mudslides, damaged roads and downed power lines. Your help is needed to make a difference in the affected area.

Our response:

We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work. Through congregations, pastors and Lutheran-affiliated social ministries, we are working together to help serve those most affected. Lutheran Disaster Response is at work, assessing the immediate and long-term needs of those affected by the floods.

Throughout the United States we are working hand in hand with ELCA synods and other ministry organizations that are experts at outreach in their communities. We know it will be a long road to recovery, and your gifts are needed to begin coordinating relief efforts.

What you can do:


As the 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. flooding,” will be used entirely (100 percent) to help families whose lives and livelihoods have been impacted by this disaster. Donations from people like you allow the ELCA 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. flooding.
  • Sign up to receive Lutheran Disaster Response alerts.
  • Check the Lutheran Disaster Response blog.


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