calendar February 8, 2023 in Disaster Response

Turkey Earthquake Response Update

From Rev. Lisa Kipp, director for congregational engagement, Lutheran World Relief:

Your longstanding compassion and generosity is what makes it possible for Lutherans to be at the frontlines of major disasters. Thank you for responding so quickly this week.

Unfortunately, the needs of our neighbors in Turkey are growing every hour. We are already working with trusted local partners to reach children, women and men in desperate need.

NEW! We’ve created a suite of resources to help you guide your congregation:

  • Bulletin insert
  • Worship announcement slide
  • Social media graphics

This situation is evolving quickly. Your gift to our emergency response fund will deliver urgently needed support and care, like food, water and other critically needed items, temporary shelter, and medicine and supplies for clinics. I promise to keep you and your congregation updated as our response develops.

At this time, financial gifts are the number one need to assist our neighbors who are inured, hungry and displaced from multiple earthquakes.

Thank you – once again – for leading your congregation to share God’s love when it’s needed most.

In deep gratitude,

P.S. You can give directly at or by mailing to Lutheran World Relief, PO Box 17061, Baltimore, MD 21297-1061. Please write “QUAKE” in the memo line.