At presstime there were no reports of damage to ELCA congregations, but Lutheran Disaster Response was busy assessing the aftermath of April storms that killed at least 28 and affected thousands across the Midwest, South and East. “Our prayers are with those in our synod and in all of the places impacted,” said H. Julian Gordy, bishop of the Southeastern Synod. To make a gift, send checks to Lutheran Disaster Response (write “U.S. Tornadoes” on the memo line), PO Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694-1764; call 800-638-3522; or visit www.elca.org/disaster. One hundred percent of gifts are used to help families whose lives and livelihoods were impacted.
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