Disaster Relief

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).

Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need. Learn more.


Find disaster volunteer opportunities in the U.S.

Like Lutheran Disaster Response on Facebook and follow @ELCALDR on Twitter.

Sign up to receive Lutheran Disaster Response alerts. 

Make an online donation
Online giving is simple and secure.


Mail your donation
Make checks payable to Lutheran Disaster Response (if designated to a specific disaster, please indicate in the memo line).

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009 

Give by phone 
Call 800-638-3522 to make a donation with a credit card. Operators are ready to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Time.

Give through your congregation 

Make checks payable to CLC indicating Lutheran Disaster Response (if designated to a specific disaster, please indicate in the memo line) and place your gift in the offering plate or enter your gift through CLC online giving below. 

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