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2016 Iowa Flood Relief

Iowa is experiencing widespread flooding that is forcing emergency evacuations, road closures, and major damages to homes, businesses, schools, and infrastructure.

Please consider donating to the relief effort and supporting our Iowa friends and neighbors as they work to restore their homes and communities.


To donate, simply select “2016 Iowa Flood Relief” from the drop-down menu for your gift designation.

If you prefer to mail your donation, please write “2016 Iowa Flood Relief” in the memo line of your check, and mail it to:

Lutheran Services in Iowa
Attn: 2016 Iowa Flood Relief
106 16th Street SW
Waverly, IA 50677

Please do not donate any items. At this time, needs are still being assessed. Financial donations are critical to provide relief for those being impacted.

LSI Disaster Relief Affiliations

LSI and the three Iowa Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have organized a Statewide Lutheran Disaster Response Team to respond to unmet needs from a disaster in the state of Iowa. Following a disaster, this team considers the scope of the damage and determines an appropriate response.

A limited amount of emergency funding is available for distribution to individuals and congregations impacted by the disaster. The Statewide Lutheran Disaster Response Team will decide whether the scope of the disaster is sufficient to warrant a fund-raising campaign. LSI maintains a restricted fund to account for all gifts received from donors for the disaster. These restricted funds are distributed only as directed by the Executive Committee of the Statewide Lutheran Disaster Response Team.

LSI also has a Statement of Understanding with Lutheran Disaster Response, a ministry of the ELCA, to access consultation, technical support, and guidance to assist in responding to a disaster. Lutheran Disaster Response may also be able to provide financial resources.

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