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09/21/2017

Lutheran Disaster Services and affiliate agencies need your help

With a string of devastating natural disasters straining existing federal and local resources, relief agencies like Lutheran Disaster Response and their local partners and affiliates need your help in providing for immediate and long-term recovery needs of the people hardest hit by these disasters. How can you provide comfort to those in need?

1. Pray. Keep all of our brothers and sisters in your prayers as the pain is real and the healing will be a long process. Worship bulletin inserts are available on the ELCA website.

2. Give. Here are a list of ways you can give where the money will be best used to support local recovery and rebuilding efforts.

Lutheran Disaster Response:

Hurricane Relief Lutheran Disaster Response-US http://www.elca.org/en/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response/OurImpact/US-Hurricane-Relief

Puerto Rico and Central Mexico disaster relief and response:

Please donate through Lutheran Disaster Response to help our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico and in Central Mexico as they continue disaster response efforts and start the long-term recovery process.

http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response

To support disaster response and recovery efforts in the Southeast US, visit the links below:

Lutheran Services of Florida https://www.lsfnet.org/ https://www.lsfnet.org/victims-of-natural-disasters/ – click the red “donate” button in the top right corner

Lutheran Services of the Carolinas http://www.lscarolinas.net/

Lutheran Services of Georgia https://www.lsga.org/disaster-relief/

Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands https://lssvi.org/disaster-relief/

ELCA Southeastern Synod https://sites.google.com/a/elca-ses.org/elca/home/disaster-ministry

https://sites.google.com/a/elca-ses.org/elca/home

LCMS Disaster Response https://www.lcms.org/irma

To support the Gulf Coast Synod disaster fund send financial gifts to

Gulf Coast Synod Disaster Fund
12941 North Freeway
Suite 210
Houston, Texas 77060
Memo: Hurricane Harvey

Upbring Lutheran Services in Austin, TX has a disaster response team mobilizing in the affected areas to provide 350+ foster families with immediate, short, and long term response and recovery assistance. Click the following link to support Upbring’s disaster response efforts: http://www.upbring.org/disaster-response-giving/.

To support the Texas District response effort go to https://txlcms.org/how-can-i-help-hurricane-harvey/.