Ways to Give

Your gifts make it possible for this church to provide fast and effective support to communities in need, whenever and wherever a disaster may strike. You may choose to designate your gift to a specific disaster or give where the need is greatest; make your choice known at the time of your donation. If you decide to give to a specific disaster, your gift will be used 100 percent for that disaster unless more funds are received than what is needed to fully fund a specific disaster response. If this happens, your gift will be used to address a similar effort.

Make an online donation
Online giving is simple and secure.

Give a monthly gift
Become a Monthly Partner and give automatic, monthly gifts in support of Lutheran Disaster Response. Visit the Monthly Partners page, click "I would like to choose an area for this gift to support" and select "Lutheran Disaster Response."

Mail your donation
Make checks payable to Lutheran Disaster Response (if designated to a specific disaster, please indicate in the memo line).

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

Give by phone
Call 800-638-3522 to make a donation with a credit card. Operators are ready to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Time.

Give through your congregation
Make checks payable to your congregation indicating Lutheran Disaster Response (if designated to a specific disaster, please indicate in the memo line) and place your gift in the offering plate. Order offering envelopes, fundraising materials and other resources for your congregation and have them mailed to you for free!

Leave a legacy
The ELCA Foundation has a nationwide network of professional gift planning staff that can help you explore a variety of possibilities for making a significant gift to Lutheran Disaster Response and fulfill your legacy goals at the same time. Find the regional gift planner nearest you or call the ELCA Foundation at 800-638-3522 for more information.

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