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ELCA Disaster Response to the recent tornadoes

posted Jun 1, 2011, 8:10 PM by Webmaster AGLC   [ updated Mar 12, 2013, 6:08 PM ]

An outbreak of tornadoes tore across the Midwest on May 22, 2011, leaving a path of destruction from Texas to Minnesota. Especially hard-hit is Joplin, Missouri, where a powerful tornado leveled parts of the community, killing 134 people. Residents describe the city as “unrecognizable.” 

This outbreak is one of several destructive storms this spring. Communities throughout the Midwest and South have also faced widespread damage due to floods and severe storms. 

ELCA Disaster Response helps to bring God’s comfort, healing and renewal to those communities overwhelmed by tornadoes, rising waters and leveled by destructive winds. Our church is reaching out to the survivors of these devastating storms and assessing the needs—working together for as long as it takes. 

Your help is needed today to bring immediate relief and ongoing support to communities affected by these disasters. Gifts designated to “U.S. Severe Storms” will be used in full—100 percent—to help disaster survivors clean-up, rebuild and recover. Donations given “Where Needed Most” help to respond immediately and effectively where it is needed most. Because of your generous offerings of prayer and financial support, the ELCA walks alongside disaster survivors on their long road to recovery. Click the button below to donate online:

Thank you to all who gave an offering during Sunday's Organization Service. 100% of those offerings will go to ELCA Disaster Response to help the victims of this Spring's storms.