Hurricane Matthew

The situation:
Hurricane Matthew ripped through the Caribbean and southeastern U.S. coast, leaving hundreds of casualties, thousands of homes destroyed and millions of people displaced and without power. Initial damage assessments are in progress in the countries and U.S. states that were hit.

Our response:
Your support through Lutheran Disaster Response will bring God’s hope and healing to those affected by this hurricane.

In Haiti, the hardest hit by the hurricane, our trusted partners are assessing the damage.

In Cuba, through our partner the Cuba Council of Churches, we are already accompanying survivors through food distribution, water and sanitation, psychosocial support, shelter and settlement help and early recovery and livelihood restoration.

In the U.S., synods, affiliate-organizations and Lutheran Disaster Response coordinators are collaborating with community leaders, civic organizations, ecumenical partners and officials on initial damage assessments and planning proper responses.

Lutheran Disaster Response will continue to accompany congregations, synods, trusted partners and companion churches in the area that know the communities well and will walk with people on the road to recovery.

What you can do:

Please pray for the people who have been affected and are in the path of Hurricane Matthew. May God’s healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need.

Gifts to “Hurricane Matthew” will be used to assist those affected by the hurricane until the response is complete.

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

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