After dozens of tornadoes struck Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa and Texas in May, Lutheran Disaster Response began assessing immediate and long-term needs in affected communities.
LDR director Michael Stadie said members of Zion (Hollenberg, Kan.) and Good Shepherd (Washington, Kan.) Lutheran churches saw their properties damaged by a May 19 tornado. Five ELCA families in the Oklahoma City area are known to have homes destroyed, he added.
Visit www.ldr.org to learn more about future needs for volunteers, rebuilding efforts, and spiritual and emotional care for those affected.
To give, send checks (write "U.S. Tornadoes" on the memo line) to Lutheran Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300; call 800-638-3522 or visit www.ldr.org. One hundred percent of gifts will be used to help individuals and families whose lives and livelihoods were affected by the disaster.
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