2018 Hurricane Response

The situation:
The 2018 hurricane season continues to produce strong storms with devastating impacts for many people in their paths.

Currently, Hurricane Michael is threatening our neighbors in the Gulf with dangerous winds, heavy rainfall and storm surge. Lutheran Disaster Response is monitoring Hurricane Michael as it develops and is coordinating its response with Lutheran Services Florida, the Florida-Bahamas Synod, as well as our partners and affiliates in other potentially impacted areas.

Earlier this season, Hurricane Florence devastated our neighbors in North and South Carolina, leaving millions without power, thousands of homes damaged or destroyed, hundreds of road closures and 37 reported deaths. Rising rivers kept displaced communities away from their homes for days, and damage is expected to take years to repair.

Our response:
For Hurricane Florence, Lutheran Disaster Response, through Lutheran Services Carolinas, has made an initial financial commitment to support immediate relief efforts in the most impacted communities in both North and South Carolina with relief supplies that may include food and other basic needs.

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.

 

What you can do:
Pray
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.

Give
Gifts designated to “Hurricane Response” will be used to assist those affected by these hurricanes until the response is complete.

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

  • Share this bulletin insert for Hurricane Michael with your congregation and encourage support.
  • 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.