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Flood Relief Efforts

Thank You!

THANK YOU to the people, leaders, congregations, friends and staff of the Western Iowa Synod for continued generous response in these days. Thanks also to Lutheran Disaster Response and our neighbors in the Northeastern Iowa Synod, ELCA and Nebraska Synod, ELCA. The NEED continues to be great and your prayers and financial gifts will support recovery efforts.

-Bishop Lorna

I can't say how powerful the last few days have been. So much of Western Iowa is hurting, so much devastation With generosity from Northeastern Iowa Synod ELCA and a donated 200 flood buckets yesterday. Today they are at work in Sioux City, Hawarden, Sioux Rapids and Humboldt. Tomorrow more go to Emmetsberg. We took box fans, buckets, and gift cards. Please check the Western Iowa Synod ELCA Facebook page for more ways to give! Thank you to all of those that have given supplies to support to our neighbors. Gifts of money can be made on the website. now Lutheran Disaster Relief. These funds will be put to work here in Western Iowa. Blessing and prayers are with all affected by the flooding all around us.

-Kay Broich

Flood Relief Efforts in Western Iowa
Please share this information with your congregation. Please post on your church social media, website and encourage your members to share!  

As flood waters continue to threaten many areas of the Western Iowa Synod, many begin to ask how they might help. In an emergency Zoom this morning with area rostered leaders in areas affected, we heard the following needs:

First and foremost, prayer. We ask you to hold these communities in your hearts and prayers  May God's healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need. Pray that God will deliver comfort to those who mourn and strength to those working diligently to care for affected communities.

Financial Support: having funds readily available to purchase needed items is essential in this time. Giving is the fastest way you can help. Donated funds go to the Lutheran Disaster Response account of the Western Iowa Synod and will be distributed to areas in need.

Go to and click

"Lutheran Disaster" to donate

Flood Buckets- Flood Buckets are a 5 gallon bucket filled with cleaning items. These will be a vital resource in the days ahead. For pdf instructions and bulletin insert for assembly:


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