2018 Hurricane Response

The situation:
The 2018 hurricane season continues to produce strong storms with potentially devastating impacts to the United States. Currently, Lutheran Disaster Response is responding to Hurricane Florence and monitoring other storms as they develop.  

Most recently, Hurricane Florence has devastated our neighbors in the North and South Carolina, leaving millions without power, thousands of homes damaged or destroyed, hundreds of road closures and 37 reported deaths.  Rising rivers kept displaced communities away from their homes for days , and the extent of the damage is not yet fully known .  

Our response:
Lutheran Disaster Response, through Lutheran Services Carolinas, has made an initial financial commitment to support immediate relief efforts in the most impacted communities in both North and South Carolina with relief supplies which may include water, food and other basic needs.

Your gifts designated for “Hurricane Response” be used entirely (100 percent) for direct response until it is complete. Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support for those whose lives have been impacted by hurricanes.  


What you can do:
Please pray for people who have been affected by hurricanes. May God's healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need.

Gifts designated to “Hurricane Response” will be used to assist those affected by these hurricanes until the response is complete.

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

  • Share this bulletin insert for Hurricane Florence 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.