Texas-Louisiana Tornadoes – ELCA Grand Canyon Synod

On March 21 and 22, a storm system moved through several southern states, including Texas and Louisiana. It spawned several tornadoes, including an EF-3 tornado in Arabi, Louisiana, which killed one person and damaged dozens of homes.


The Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod, with support from Lutheran Disaster Response, is responding to the immediate needs of those affected by the storms. In Arabi, Gethsemane Lutheran Church-Chalmette is coordinating with other organizations to distribute food and expects the need for its own pantry to increase. The church’s kindergarten also serves students from a nearby kindergarten that was damaged by the storms.

Be part of the answer:

Please pray for those affected by the tornadoes in Texas and Louisiana. May the healing presence of God give them peace and hope in these difficult times.

To give
Thanks to generous donations, Lutheran Disaster Response is able to respond quickly and effectively to disasters around the world. Your donations to Lutheran Disaster Response (US Tornadoes) will be used entirely (100%) to assist tornado survivors.

To learn more about the situation and the ELCA’s response:

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  • Download the status report and share it as a PDF.

Amanda J. Marsh