Severe Flooding in West Virginia - 25 confirmed dead, over 500 homes damaged or destroyed. Search and rescue continues!
LCC is in contact with the Ohio District, which includes West Virginia, regarding the recent flooding. We are working with their Disaster Response Coordinator, Mary Bates.
They are still in the assessment stage as they review the damage and determine the needs. With more heavy rain in the forecast search and rescue operations, as well as damage assessment, will be impacted.
LCC is asking for the following to help those suffering in West Virginia:
PRAYER - Please keep the individuals and families in your prayers, as well as the first responders, as they continue the search and rescue.
GIFT CARDS - Gift cards for Home Depot and Walmart are needed for the affected families, those are the two primary stores serving the area.
CLICK HERE for information on how to donate gift cards
DISASTER RELIEF SUPPORT - As LCC prepares to deploy equipment and volunteers
CLICK HERE to give today to LCC Disaster Response
LCC K-9 COMFORT DOG TRAVEL FUND - As LCC prepares to deploy Comfort Dogs to the area once conditions allow.
CLICK HERE to give today to the K-9 Comfort Dog Travel Fund
HEALTH KITS - Health Kits are desperately needed for those who have lost their homes or are not able to go back into their homes at this point
CLICK HERE for instructions
Thank you for your Compassion for those who are suffering at this time. With all the rain, there was a rainbow that appeared in the sky, reminding us of what our Lord said in Genesis 9:16 "Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth."
Please continue to check our website - www.LutheranChurchCharities.org - as we will be posting updates as we receive them.
No one likes disasters - but ALWAYS, in the midst of Disaster and their recovery, God and His people work in mighty ways showing people HIS Mercy and Compassion!
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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. - 2 Corinthians 1:3-5