The Global Mission Team thanks you for your donations to ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response. Here is an update:
Over the last five weeks, our church has been able to respond to the unprecedented number of disasters around the globe with efforts including:
- In Texas, where Hurricane Harvey caused destruction, we’re hiring a disaster response coordinator to work with our partners and affiliates to connect volunteers and donations to where they’re needed most.
- In Cuba, where Hurricane Irma made landfall, we’re supporting the distribution of items like cookware, dishes and blankets to help families get back to normal life.
- In Mexico, where three major earthquakes struck within weeks, we’re supporting our local partner as they distribute food, water and other basic necessities to those who have lost their homes.
- In Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Hurricane Maria left devastation, we’re coordinating the delivery of critical items including dry food, generators and solar-powered phones.