5625 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA

District appeal for disaster assistance for Greenfield, IA

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


As you may be aware, Greenfield, Iowa has recently been devastated by a powerful tornado that caused significant damage to homes, infrastructure, and lives. Families have lost their homes, cherished belongings, and, tragically, some have lost loved ones. Thankfully, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield did not sustain damage. We have heard of others in Western Iowa who have also been impacted by these storms.


In times like these, our faith community has an opportunity to come together and make a difference. We are reaching out to you today to request your support for our disaster relief efforts. Your generous donation will directly impact the lives of those affected by this natural disaster.


How You Can Help:

  1. I would ask each of our congregations to keep our communities in your prayers. Encourage your congregation to pray for healing, strength, and resilience during this challenging time.

  2. We kindly ask for your financial support. You may wish to consider a door offering. Your contribution will go toward emergency supplies, shelter, and long-term recovery efforts.

  3. There will be organized efforts to provide physical assistance through LERT (Lutheran Early Response Teams). If you are trained or would like to be trained by LERT please go to www.lcms-lert.org. All LERT communication can be found on this site.

  4. I encourage individual congregations to organize their own volunteer efforts. Just check with community leaders where their needs are.


Ways to Donate:

  1. By mail: send your check payable to Iowa District West with "Disaster Relief" in the memo line.

  2. Online: IowaDistrictWest.org and click on "Donate" to make a secure online donation. Select the "Disaster Relief" option.

  3. In person: Drop off your donation at the district office during business hours.


We are deeply grateful for your compassion and willingness to stand with us during this challenging time. Your support is more than a financial gift; it's a beacon of hope for those who have lost so much.


In Christ's love,

Rev. Dr. Steven D. Turner

President Iowa District West

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Office 515-576-7666—Cell 515-341-3602

How beautiful are the feet of those who preach good news! Rom 10:15

Iowa District West LCMS 409 Kenyon Road, Suite B Fort Dodge, IA 50501


Julie Mann

IDW Disaster Response Coordinator & IOWAY Director

Iowa District West LCMS

Cell 515-408-9696


"Be kind, compassionate, and forgiving to each other, in the same way God forgave you in Christ." Ephesians 4:32

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