U.S. Wildfires

The Situation:
Fast-moving wildfires fueled by intense winds have forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in Southern California just weeks after fires destroyed more than 8,000 structures and led to more than 40 deaths in the state.

Our Response:
Lutheran Disaster Response is prepared to address the overwhelming needs of those affected by wildfires. Your gifts will help us deliver a robust response on the long road to recovery.

Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for "U.S. wildfires" will be used to help those affected by wildfires until the response is complete. Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support. Give today to support this response and others like it.

What you can do:
Pray:
Please pray for the people who have been affected and are in the path of wildfires in California. May God’s healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need. Pray that God will deliver comfort to those who mourn the loss of loved ones and strength to those who are working diligently to contain the fires and care for affected communities.

Give:
Gifts to "U.S. Wildfires" will be used to assist those affected by the wildfires until the response is complete.

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

  • Share this bulletin insert with your congregation and encourage support.
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  • Check the Lutheran Disaster Response blog.
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