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2017 Iowa Flood Relief

Recent excessive rainfall has caused severe flooding in parts of Northeast Iowa. Homes in Bremer County, for instance, have been damaged and roads have been closed due to high waters.

In Montana, farmers are suffering from the effects of a severe drought. The drought conditions have also created wildfires and the combination of drought and wildfires have jeopardized thousands of livestock now at risk of starvation.

The Statewide Lutheran Disaster Response team needs your help to provide support to Iowa families affected by recent flooding, as well as coordinating the donation and transportation of hay to livestock endangered by the Montana drought and wildfires. More specific information about the hay donation will be provided in a future communication.

Please consider donating to the relief effort and supporting your neighbors as they work to restore their homes, businesses, and communities.

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To donate, simply select “2017 Disaster Relief” from the drop-down menu for your gift designation.

If you prefer to mail your donation, please designate either “2017 Iowa Flooding” or “2017 Montana Hay Lift” in the memo line of the check, and mail it to:

Lutheran Services in Iowa
Attn: 2017 Disaster Relief
106 16th Street SW Waverly, IA 50677
Waverly, IA 50677

Financial donations are critical at this time. Please do not donate materials, as needs for specific items have not yet been assessed.

 


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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