2019 Hurricane Response

The situation:
The first major storm of the 2019 season, Hurricane Barry caused flooding and left tens of thousands of people without electricity on the Gulf Coast. While the hurricane quickly weakened to a tropical storm, it is still threatening many people with heavy rain and flooding.

Our response:
Lutheran Disaster Response is monitoring the situation and in touch with the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod, Southeastern Synod and partner Upbring. While the extent of the damage is not yet known, we will stand by our neighbors as they recover from this hurricane and others that the 2019 season may bring.


What you can do:
Please pray for people who have been affected by hurricanes. May God's healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need.

Your gifts designated for “Hurricane Response” will be used entirely (100 percent) for direct response until it is complete. Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support for those whose lives have been impacted by hurricanes.

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

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