Your gift to ELCA Disaster Response goes directly to help U.S. tornado victims.

Lutheran Disaster Response aids tornado victims

Dear Friends,

You can help tornado victims! A series of powerful and destructive tornadoes has ripped through parts of the central United States, leaving destruction in its wake. In Missouri, at least three people have been killed, homes and businesses have been destroyed, and rescues are still underway. Tornadoes have also been reported in Oklahoma, Iowa, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. These tornadoes were part of a series of more than 170 weather events to strike the region in the last week, with the potential for more severe weather in the coming days.

“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39

Lutheran Disaster Response is working with those in the impacted states, including local synods, congregations and social ministry organizations, to provide immediate relief and long-term support.

Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for “U.S. tornadoes” will be used entirely (100%) to help those affected by tornadoes until the response is complete. Together, we can support those who are on the long road to recovery. Please give today.

Please join me in prayer and partnership, and use this bulletin insert in your congregation to help spread the word. 

Please give now. 

With gratitude for your partnership in ministry,


Daniel Rift
The Rev. Daniel Rift
Director, ELCA World Hunger and Lutheran Disaster Response Funding
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America