late on Wednesday, May 22, a tornado ripped through Jefferson City, Missouri causing widespread damage and destruction. This tornado is just one of at least 29 tornadoes to impact the area over a 24-hour period. In Missouri, at least three people have been killed, homes and businesses were destroyed, and rescues are stlll underway.
These tornadoes are a port of a series of over 170 weather events to strike the region with more severe weather expected over the Memorial Day weekend.
Tornadoes have also been reported in Oklahoma, Iowa, Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas.
Lutheran Disaster Response is working with those in the impacted states, including local synods, congregations, and social ministry organizations to provide immediate relief and long-term support.
Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for “U.S. tornadoes” will be used to help those affected by tornadoes until the response is complete. Together, we can support those who are on the long road to recovery. Please give today.
Be a part of the response:
Please pray for the communities who were impacted by these destructive tornadoes. 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 the loss of loved ones and strength to those who are working diligently to care for affected communities.
Gifts to “U.S. Tornadoes” will be used to assist those affected by tornadoes until the response is complete.
To learn more about the situation and the ELCA’s response:
- Share this bulletin insert with your congregation and encourage support.
- Sign up to receive Lutheran Disaster Response alerts.
- Check the Lutheran Disaster Response blog.
- Like Lutheran Disaster Response on Facebook and follow @ELCALDR on Twitter.
- To download a PDF version of this report, click here.