U.S. Flooding

The situation

Beginning July 10, a series of storms dumped record amounts of rain on the northeastern United States, and Vermont was especially hard-hit by catastrophic flooding. Throughout the region, rivers overflowed their banks and water covered roadways, complicating rescue efforts. Many families lost their homes and belongings. Recovery from the flooding is expected to take years.

Our response:

Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) is communicating with ELCA synods and community-based organizations in the Northeast as the full extent of the damage is assessed. LDR is committed to providing support for long-term recovery, emotional and spiritual care, and educational training for synods and partners in the region.

Flooding is one of the most common natural disasters in the United States. LDR continues to accompany communities affected by the 2022 Kentucky floods and to reach out to partners around the country as flooding occurs elsewhere.

What you can do:

Please pray for the communities impacted by the flash flooding. 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 and strength to those working diligently to care for affected communities.

Your gifts will support storm survivors. Gifts to "U.S. flooding" will be used in full (100%) to assist those affected by floods.

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