US FloodingThe situation:
The Carolinas have endured catastrophic rainfall that has shattered records and left unprecedented scenes of flooding in its wake. The hardest-hit areas stretch from Columbia, in the middle of South Carolina, all the way to the coast. The flooding has led to the death of more than a dozen people, tens of thousands are without power, major highways and interstates have been closed, and homes have been completely destroyed.
Lutheran Disaster Response will work to bring God’s hope, healing and renewal to those who have been affected by the floodwaters. Lutheran churches are collecting and mobilizing emergency items like water, canned food and toiletries distributing to neighbors in need. Preparation is already underway for volunteer coordination to help with clean-up efforts. In the days, weeks and months ahead we will continue to work with our partners on the ground, helping to restore communities. Your gifts will help address the unmet needs of those impacted by the flooding, and together we stand ready to provide assistance for long-term recovery efforts.
What you can do:
Pray for those whose lives were lost, homes destroyed and whose businesses are under water. Grant them peace and healing. You can use these prayers and resources
in your worship services.
Your gifts are needed now to help with flood relief. Gifts designated for “U.S. Flooding” will be used in full (100 percent)
to assist those directly impacted.
To learn more about the situation and the ELCA’s response:
- Use this bulletin insert to inform others of the ELCA’s response to U.S. flooding.
- Sign up to receive Lutheran Disaster Response alerts.
- Check the Lutheran Disaster Response blog.