Louisiana Gulf Coast Flooding

The situation:
At least eleven people have been killed, tens of thousands have been rescued and even more have been evacuated as floodwaters sweep across southern Louisiana. Massive search and rescue operations are taking place as flooding continues to affect communication, overwhelm streets and highways, and damage or destroy homes. This flood comes on the heels of several other floods that have hit the Gulf Coast region, starting earlier this spring. With more rain in the forecast, the full scope of this disaster has yet to be realized.

Our response:
Through congregations, synods and our disaster-affiliate organizations, Lutheran Disaster Response is assisting those who have been affected by the flooding. Lutheran Disaster Response coordinators are actively present, collaborating with local community leaders and officials to begin planning the proper responses, particularly the long-term recovery efforts. We know that this will be a long road to recovery, and we will be there to provide support through every phase of this disaster recovery process. Your gifts are needed for these long-term efforts.

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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 Gulf Coast Flooding will be used to assist those affected by floodwaters until the response is complete.

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