The ELCA continues to respond and assess damages after Hurricane Isaac made landfall Aug. 29, wreaking havoc in Louisiana and Mississippi and triggering flash floods in Selma, Ala. The ELCA is helping in Louisiana through Lutheran Social Services of the South and the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod. Camp Victor in Mississippi, which had closed in July after assisting with Hurricane Katrina relief, reopened to help Lutheran Social Services of Tennessee and the Southeastern Synod house volunteers. Lutheran Ministries of Alabama is coordinating volunteers to help with cleanup. Send gifts (designated "Hurricane Isaac") to ELCA Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300 or call 800-638-3522. To volunteer visit the Lutheran Disaster Response website.
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