Hurricane Laura brought winds of up to 150 miles an hour as it made landfall along the Gulf Coast of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas early on Aug. 27. Laura, which moved north and then east as a tropical storm, is blamed for at least 11 deaths and has left hundreds of thousands of people without power.
Derecho Storms in Iowa
On August 10, the Derecho Storm blew through Iowa devastating the state. More than 150 communities and over 8,000 homes in Iowa were affected. A large amount of crops have been damaged and hundreds of people are still without electricity.
Hurricane Laura Response in Louisiana
You can give to Hurricane Laura Relief in Louisiana by donating directly to the Louisiana Conference disaster response effort by clicking here.
Hurricane Laura Response in Texas
You can give to Hurricane Laura relief in Texas by making a donation directly to the Texas Annual Conference disaster response effort by clicking here.
Derecho Storms Response in Iowa
If you would like to help support those in Iowa dealing with this devastation you can donate directly to the Iowa Conference disaster response fund by clicking here. Scroll to the bottom of the page to make a donation.
We encourage you to be in a spirit of prayer for all those impacted by these disasters. As United Methodists, we are inspired to pray for those who are lost, wounded, and in need of shelter and food. We are also committed to raising up in prayer the first responders who continually put themselves in harm’s way in order to ensure the rescue and welfare of those in need.