Helping Victims of Hurricane Matthew

Our hearts and prayers go out to Haiti, Domincan Republic, Cuba, the Bahamas and the people all along the East Coast of the United States. Here is a note I want to share about how you can help 100% from the Lutheran Disaster Response:

Dated October 6th, 2016

Hurricane Matthew, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in years, has caused heavy rain, dangerous winds and landslides. The National Hurricane Center has reported Hurricane Matthew to be “extremely dangerous” with conditions favorable for it to maintain its strength.

Your support through Lutheran Disaster Response will bring God’s hope and healing to those affected by this hurricane. Where the hurricane has already hit the hardest in Haiti, Lutheran Disaster Response’s trusted partner is providing pre-positioned relief material. Our response is spanning across several countries, especially Haiti and Cuba. In the U.S., Lutheran Disaster Response coordinators are collaborating with local community leaders, civic organizations, ecumenical partners and officials to begin planning the proper responses.

Together, we will work with congregations, synods, trusted partners and companion churches in the area that know the communities well and will walk with people on the road to recovery.

Gifts designated for “Hurricane Matthew” will be used in full (100 percent) to assist those affected by this hurricane until the response is complete. Because of your generous offerings of prayer and financial support, the ELCA walks alongside disaster survivors. Thank you!

If you have decided to financially help, please make your check out to Lutheran Disaster Response and send to: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, ELCA Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 1809, Merrifield, VA 22116-8009. Write “Hurricane Matthew” on your check’s memo line.