U.S. Wildfires, www.ldr.org
Intense heat in the western United States has fueled a number of wildfires. The Carr fire in Shasta County of Northern California has been particularly dangerous. So far, the fire has claimed six lives, with seven people missing, more than 95,000 acres burned, more than 1,000 homes destroyed and 38,000 people evacuated.
Lutheran Disaster Response is working with Lutheran Social Services of Northern California and the Sierra Pacific Synod to respond to this fire. As the fire is still raging, we continue to assess the everchanging situations to determine the best ways to respond. Your gifts will help us deliver a robust response to address needs in the devastated communities.
Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for “U.S. wildfires” will be used to help those affected by wildfires until the response is complete. Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support. Give today to support this response and others like it.
What you can do:
Please pray for the people who have been affected by wildfires in California. 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 contain the fires and care for affected communities.
Gifts to “U.S. Wildfires” will be used to assist those affected by the wildfires until the response is complete.
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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.