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Facts & figures

46% of ELCA congregations collect items for a food bank.

40%
provide financial support to local organizations to help the homeless.

22%
participate in a preschool program.

22%
of people served by congregations' social ministries are age 65 or older.

11%
make beds and shelter available for homeless people.

4%
of congregations participate in developing low-rent or subsidized housing for senior citizens.

3%
provide a community health clinic, health-care volunteers or other general medical services.

SOURCE: ELCA DIVISION FOR CHURCH IN SOCIETY


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