IDW Appeal for Iowa Disaster (Flood) Relief

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How You Can Help:
  1. Keep our communities in your prayers. Encourage your congregation to pray for healing, strength, and resilience during this challenging time.
  2. Through financial support. You may wish to consider a door offering. Your contribution will go towards emergency supplies, shelter, and long-term recovery efforts.
  3. There will be organized efforts to provide physical assistance through Iowa District West LERT (Lutheran Early Response Team). If you are trained or would like to be trained by LERT please go to All LERT communication can be found on this site.
  4. I encourage individual congregations to organize their own volunteer efforts. Just check with individual community leaders to find out their specific needs.

Ways to Donate:
  1. By mail: Send your check payable to Iowa District West with “Disaster Relief” on the memo line. Address:
    409 Kenyon Road, Suite B
    Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
  2. Online: Go to and click on “Donate” (via Vanco) to make a secure online donation. Select the “Disaster Relief” option.
  3. In person: Drop your donation off to the district office (409 Kenyon Rd., Suite B) during business hours (8 am-4:30 pm).

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