U.S. Tornadoes

The situation

A powerful and destructive tornado ripped through central Tennessee in March 2020, leaving destruction in its wake. At least 24 people were killed, homes and other buildings were destroyed, and thousands of people were without electricity. The tornado was part of a series of severe storms.

Our response:

Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) is working with those in the impacted area — including the ELCA Southeastern Synod, Inspiritus (formerly known as Lutheran Services of Georgia and Lutheran Services in Tennessee) and local congregations — to respond with immediate relief. Given the extent of the destruction, recovery is expected to take years. LDR plans to accompany the synod and Inspiritus to address survivors’ needs over the long haul.

What you can do:

Please pray for the people who were impacted by this destructive tornado. May God's healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need. Pray that God will deliver comfort to those who mourn the loss of loved ones and strength to those who are working diligently to care for affected communities.

Gifts to "U.S. tornadoes" will be used entirely (100%) to assist those affected by tornadoes until the response is complete.

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

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