A series of powerful and destructive tornadoes has ripped through parts of the central U.S., leaving destruction in its wake. In Missouri, at least three people have been killed and homes and businesses have been destroyed. In Ohio, at least one person has died. Tornadoes have also been reported in Oklahoma, Iowa, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Indiana, and there is a threat of additional severe weather in some locations.

Lutheran Disaster Response is working with those in the impacted states, including partnering with local synods, congregations and social ministry organizations to respond with immediate relief.

Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for “U.S. tornadoes" will be used entirely (100%) to assist 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.

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Lutheran Disaster Response,
Write "U.S. Tornadoes" on your check's memo line and send to:

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

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