The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


After Hurricane Irene

Immediately after Hurricane Irene struck Puerto Rico and the eastern coast of the U.S. and Canada, the ELCA distributed $71,000 in emergency grants.

The storm killed more than 20 people and caused around $3 billion in damage. At presstime, one congregation, Bethany Lutheran in Central Bridge, N.Y., reported flooding.

To help victims of the storm, the ELCA gave $25,000 each to Lutheran Care of New York and Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, and $21,000 to Church World Service.

To help, send checks (write "U.S. Hurricane Relief" on the memo line) to ELCA Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300; give online or call 800-638-3522.


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