West Virginia Flooding

The situation:
In 2016, West Virginia experienced the worst flooding in more than a century. At least 23 people died, hundreds of homes were severely damaged or destroyed, and thousands of people were without power. Flash flooding caused little time to prepare or escape the rising waters.

Our response:
Through congregations, synods and disaster-affiliate organizations, Lutheran Disaster Response is working to assist those who have been affected by the flooding. Lutheran Disaster Response's network, including our coordinators in West Virginia and neighboring Ohio, have come together to address the needs of survivors. We know this will be a long road to recovery, and we will be there to accompany those impacted through every phase of this disaster. Your gifts are needed to continue effective recovery efforts.

What you can do:

Continue to pray for the people affected by flooding. May God’s healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need.

Gifts to West Virginia Flooding will be used to assist those directly impacted by the flooding until the response is complete.


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