Flood of Love
The summer of 2011 will be remembered as the summer of water in Western North Dakota, as communities across our synod fought flooding and ground water.
Burlington and Minot, along the Souris River, suffered the worst of the damage. 12,000 residents were displaced and 4,100 homes destroyed. Four congregations, including Augustana, Christ and First Lutheran in Minot along with Peace Lutheran of Burlington, sustained severe damage with combined estimates for repair well over 3 million dollars. There is no insurance to help cover these costs. Meanwhile a large percentage of each congregation’s members face damage to their homes and businesses. Other communities have also been affected. Those along the Missouri River from Williston all the way to the South Dakota border. Countless people were also affected by ground water flooding forcing congregations and homeowners to gut their basements, and in some places close their rural churches.
Those who live in these communities have experienced the destructive power a flood of water can bring, we invite you to be a part of helping them experience God's healing power as the people of God respond with a powerful Flood of Love.
You can Help:
Spread the Word
Candy & T-Shirts
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Both short-sleeve ($10) and long-sleeve t-shirts ($15) are available in the following sizes:
Youth: Small and Medium
Adult: Small, Medium, Large, XL & 2XL
Approximately $5 from the sale of each shirt goes to the Flood of Love Fund
Mikey's Country Candy, a Pride of Dakota Company of Burlington, ND, is producing a special Flood of Love label of their signature Dakota Crunch candy, a chocolate covered toffee. These 3 oz packages are being sold for $5 with all profits (approximately $3 from each package) going to the Flood of Love Fund.
View the "Flood of Love Candy" Story Featured on KXNews.
Give to the Flood of Love Fund
Gifts may be designated for "Individual Assistance" to assist individuals and families affected or "Congregations" to assist with congregational rebuild for congregations that have sustained property damage. All donations can be sent to:
Western North Dakota Synod
Flood of Love Fund
PO Box 370
Bismarck, ND 58502
Hope Village, a partnership of local and national community, governmental and religious partners, serves as the volunteer center for Minot rebuild and recovery. To arrange housing and volunteer assignments for your group visit www.hopevillagend.org
Flood Response Resources
For a listing of flood response resources for individuals, clergy, and communities of faith visit our Flood Response Site