calendar March 20, 2019 in Communications

Lutherans Respond to Midwest Floods

Heavy rainfall last week caused rapid snow meant that has resulted in major flooding in parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Illinois. At least three people have died thus far, and hundreds of homes, businesses, and farms have been affected. Estimated farm losses could top $1 billion. Mandatory and voluntary evacuations are in place, and parts of 15 states are under flood watches and warnings, according to CBS News. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 200 miles of levees have been compromised in four states and historic flood levels have been recorded at 42 locations across six states.

Lutheran Disaster Response, through congregations, synods, and affiliates across Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri, is responding to this disaster. The road to recovery will be long, and Lutheran Disaster Response will be there to accompany those affected through every phase of this disaster.

Your gifts are needed to launch recovery efforts. Gifts designated for “U.S. Flooding” will be used to assist those affected by the floodwaters until the response is complete.

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Be a part of the response:


Please pray for the communities that have been affected by or lie in the path of flooding. May God’s healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need. Pray that God will deliver comfort to those mourning the loss of loved ones and strength to those working diligently to care for affected communities.


Gifts to “U.S. flooding” will be used in full (100 percent) to assist those affected by flooding until the response is complete.


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

  • Share this bulletin insert with your congregation and encourage support.
  • Sign up to receive Lutheran Disaster Response alerts.
  • Check the Lutheran Disaster Response blog.
  • Like Lutheran Disaster Response on Facebook and follow @ELCALDR on Twitter.

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