The most effective way to help earthquake victims is to send a monetary contribution so relief agencies on the ground can provide aid. Send checks to ELCA International Disaster Response, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694-1764. To give by credit card, call 800-638-3522 or give online. Be sure to mention “Central Indonesia Earthquake” to designate your contribution—100 percent of which will go toward the relief work in that country.
|Through member agencies, Action by Churches Together provides food and other supplies to people who survived an earthquake that struck Indonesia May 23. The relief agency, an ELCA partner, is forecasting a sixth-month relief and recovery effort.|
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