ELCA responding to recent storms in the Midwest and South

Posted on March 7, 2012 by ELCA News

According to a March 6 e-Alert from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), congregations and ELCA Disaster Response are providing spiritual care, coordinating volunteer work through local partner agencies and laying the groundwork for further response in areas impacted by recent storms.

Between Feb. 22 and March 3, at least 64 tornadoes killed more than 50 people and injured many more in 14 states. Hundreds of homes, farms and businesses were damaged or destroyed.

Gifts to ELCA Disaster Response designated for “U.S. Severe Spring Storms” will be used entirely (100 percent) to help families whose lives and livelihoods have been impacted by the storms.