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|ELCA Disaster Response. We help to bring God's comfort, healing, and renewal to those affected by disasters. And when the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.
Your support through Team 2017 provides a sustainable source of funding to meet the needs of future disasters, here in America and throughout the world.
Through ELCA Disaster Response, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is responding in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. In the Caribbean, through our global church partnerships, we are providing basic needs such as food, water and shelter. In Haiti, outbreaks of cholera have been reported. The ELCA has been working with the Lutheran Church of Haiti to build capacity in preserving health and wellness related to cholera. Throughout the United States we are working hand-in-hand with synods and ministry organizations who are experts at outreach in their communities.
We are working in close contact with synods, congregations and disaster response partners overseas and within the United States to meet the immediate needs of those affected by catastrophic disasters. And we will continue to help for as long as we are needed.
In June of 2011, the Souris River in Minot, N.D., crested nearly 13 feet above the flood stage, driving 12,000 people from their homes and destroying more than 4,100 buildings. Four ELCA church buildings in the area were among those that were damaged. Read about the ongoing recovery efforts from recent flooding, and think about your own community's preparedness to recover from such catastrophic incidents.