U.S. Spring StormsThe Situation:
Torrential rainfall, reaching more than 2 feet in some areas, is setting records in the South, especially Louisiana and Texas. Major river flooding has reached historic levels, affecting streets and highways, damaging or destroying homes, causing thousands to evacuate, and leaving at least five dead. More storms are predicted across the Midwest and throughout the South in the days and weeks ahead.
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 coordinators are present, working with local community leaders and officials to begin planning the proper responses, particularly the long-term recovery efforts. We know that this will be a long road to recovery, and we will be there to assist through every phase of this disaster recovery process. Your gifts are needed to begin relief efforts.
What you can do:
Your gifts designated for "U.S. Spring Storms
" will be used in full (100 percent) to assist those directly impacted until the response is complete.
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