A Message from ELCA Disaster Response

A Message from ELCA Disaster Response

Hurricane Dorian has caused widespread power outages and flooding throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Bahamas, and continues to gain in intensity and speed as it heads toward the U.S. mainland. Expected to strengthen into a Category 4 storm by the time it makes landfall, Dorian threatens to cause significant damage in areas that are still recovering from recent storms.

Our response:

Lutheran Disaster Response is monitoring the situation closely and keeping in touch with our synods, partners and various social ministry organizations throughout the areas expected to feel the greatest impact – from the Carolinas down through Florida. We are ready to respond and to stand by our neighbors as they recover from this hurricane and any others the 2019 season may bring.

What you can do: 


Please pray for people who have been affected by hurricanes. May God’s healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need.


Your gifts designated for “Hurricane Response” will be used entirely (100 percent) for direct response until it is complete. Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support for those whose lives have been impacted by hurricanes.


To learn more about the situation and the ELCA’s response:

  • Sign up to receive Lutheran Disaster Response alerts.
  • Check the Lutheran Disaster Response blog.
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