The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


'Millions for Mitch' tops $1 million

 The ELCA International Disaster Response and World Hunger Appeal hurricane relief effort, "Millions for Mitch," reached $1.6 million by Jan. 26.

Funds purchase supplies that are distributed by the Lutheran Church of Nicaragua of Faith and Hope. Action by Churches Together, a joint operation of the Lutheran World Federation and World Council of Churches, distributes supplies in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

The economic impact of Hurricane Mitch continues to be felt. Lutheran World Relief, which also distributes some ELCA hunger funds, has to date given more than $1 million in material aid. In addition to shipping health kits, quilts, clothing and medicines, LWR focuses on trauma and pastoral care and on grass-roots recovery efforts. The group works through ecumenical organizations--the Christian Commission for Development in Honduras and the Council of Evangelical Churches in Nicaragua.

A video, Hurricane Heroes, will be in ELCA distribution centers by March.


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