Hurricane Sandy

The situation:

From the Caribbean to the North Atlantic Coast, millions of people were evacuated from their homes and communities due to Hurricane Sandy. Strong winds and torrential rains led to loss of power, flooding and mass destruction.

Our response:

Through Lutheran Disaster Response, the ELCA is responding in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. In the Caribbean, through our global church partnerships, we are providing basic needs such as food, water and shelter. Throughout the United States we are continuing to work hand in hand with synods and ministry organizations who are experts at outreach in their communities.

We are working with church bodies in Cuba and Haiti and are in close contact with synods, congregations and disaster response partners within the United States to meet the needs of those affected by this storm. We continue to help for as long as we are needed.

For more information on the ELCA's response, find detailed information in each situation report on our resource page.

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 donations to Lutheran Disaster Response, designated for Hurricane Sandy 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 this church 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 Hurricane Sandy.
  • Sign up to receive Lutheran Disaster Response alerts.
  • Check the Lutheran Disaster Response blog.

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