U.S. Wildfires

The Situation:
Wildfires recently raged across both Northern and Southern California, destroying thousands of homes and wiping out the town of Paradise, located north of Sacramento. More than 80 people have died and thousands of people were displaced in the Camp Fire, the state's deadliest and most destructive fire on record.

Our Response:
Lutheran Disaster Response is working with Lutheran Social Services of Southern California, Lutheran Social Services of Northern California and the California synods to respond to this fire. Immediate relief has included gift cards for people affected by the fires to buy essentials like groceries. Your gifts will help us deliver a robust response to address needs in the devasted communities.

What you can do:
Pray:
Please pray for the communities who were in the path of wildfires in California. 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 contain the fires and care for affected communities.

Give:
Gifts to "U.S. Wildfires" will be used to assist those affected by the wildfires until the response is complete.

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

  • Share this bulletin insert with your congregation and encourage support.
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  • Check the Lutheran Disaster Response blog.
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