Financial gifts best provide immediate assistance when and where it's most needed. Send checks (write "Haiti Earthquake Relief" on the memo line) to ELCA Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300. Give via credit card online or call 800-638-3522.
In the months following the January earthquake in Haiti, ELCA-related response efforts transitioned from emergency relief to long-term recovery and reconstruction.
As of Feb. 19, ELCA Disaster Response had committed $3.45 million to its partner agencies, said Megan Bradfield, associate director for international development and disaster response. (Update: At the April 9-12, 2010 ELCA Church Council meeting, Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson reported that the amount committed to partner agencies is now more than $9 million.)
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