U.S. Flooding

The situation

In 2019, periods of heavy rainfall in southeastern Texas have resulted in widespread flooding and that some residents in and around Houston reported to be worse than what they remembered during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Neighborhoods, roads and farms were completely submerged.

Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, and other states were also affected by spring floods and severe storms over the summer months, where historic flood levels were recorded at 42 locations.

Our response:

Lutheran Disaster Response provided emergency relief to these communities through congregations, synods and our affiliates across Texas, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri. Long-term recovery continues.

What you can do:

Please pray for communities that have been affected by flooding. May God's healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need. Pray that God will deliver comfort to those mourning the loss of loved ones and strength to those working diligently to care for affected communities.

Gifts to "U.S. flooding" will be used in full (100 percent) to assist those affected by flooding until the response is complete.

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