Since October 2012 when Superstorm Sandy hit, the ELCA has raised more than $3.3 million for the church's response in the U.S. and abroad. Of that amount, $126,000 was committed to recovery efforts in Cuba and Haiti, where 890,000 and 1.8 million people, respectively, were affected. In Haiti, where the storm destroyed 22 cholera centers, ELCA partners are working to bring down the instances of the disease. In the U.S. the ELCA is working through synods and Lutheran Disaster Response affiliates to fund case management, volunteer management and long-term recovery efforts in hard hit New Jersey and New York. To give, send checks (write "Hurricane Sandy" on the memo line) to Lutheran Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300; or give by credit card at 800-638-3522 or www.elca.org/giving.
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