A special Disaster Response edition of the NALC News is now available. To download this special edition, please use the link at the top of the page.
Pastor Keith Falk of Peace Lutheran Church, an NALC congregation in Edmond, Okla., was asked to share his reflections on disaster response efforts immediately following the tornados in Oklahoma that killed 24 people.
Moore, Okla., a city which received terrible damage from the May 20 tornado, is about 25 miles south of Edmond. Both cities are part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Officials estimate that more than 12,000 homes have been damaged and put total damage at $2 billion.
Material donations are being received at Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 E. Danforth Road, Edmond, OK 73034. They especially need plastic storage containers (since survivors have nowhere to store things!), trash bags, non-perishable food, diapers, baby formula, baby wipes, sun screen, rakes, shovels, chainsaws, and sports drinks like Gatorade.
Financial contributions may be given through NALC Disaster Response at www.thenalc.org or sent to:
NALC Disaster Response
2299 Palmer Drive, Suite 220
New Brighton, MN 55112-2202
Please note "tornado relief" on your check. All gifts given for tornado relief will be used for these disaster response efforts.
The work in Moore and the surrounding communities will continue for many, many months. Please continue to keep those affected in your prayers, and thank you for the prayers, material needs, and financial contributions you have already offered!