If you would like to help those impacted by Harvey and Irma, there are two ways. First, there is the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Disaster Relief where 100 percent of all monies will go to aid victims and their families. If you have any questions, please let Pastor Sonya know. In addition, if you are a Thrivent member, they are matching donations that are made on-line through www.thrivent.com
Or, if you’d like you can do both!
Update from Lutheran Disaster Response
Now that the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey is coming fully into focus, we see that the need will be great and recovery will take many years.
Your gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response designated for “Hurricane Response – United States” at this time will be used in full (100 percent) in responding to Hurricane Harvey until the response is complete. You have an opportunity to make sure our neighbors in Texas and Louisiana are not forgotten.
The work of Lutheran Disaster Response is comprehensive and extensive. From when the news breaks to years after the headlines fade, from hurricanes in the United States to flooding in South Asia, we’re there – walking alongside disaster survivors and helping them recover and rebuild for as many years as it takes. I also invite you to be part of our multiple responses to disasters in the U.S. and around the world by making a gift to Lutheran Disaster Response where it's needed most.
If you’ve already given, thank you so much. Please continue to pray and stay connected through our Facebook page.
I also want to let you know that Thrivent is matching gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response. If you’re a member, visit Thrivent.com and follow the instructions for personal donations.
The Rev. Daniel Rift, Director
ELCA World Hunger and Disaster Appeal
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Additional Ways to Give
Checks or money orders can be sent to:
Lutheran Disaster Response
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009
Write "Hurricane Response - United States" on your check memo line.
Give by phone at 800-638-3522 or online.
Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful Hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years has left a trail of destruction. Hundreds of thousands of people are affected, tens of thousands of homes are damaged or destroyed, and the emotional toll is immeasurable.
When tragic events like this occur, Thrivent Financial members want to know how they can help. As a membership organization of Christians committed to guiding members to be wise with money and live generously, Thrivent is supporting your generosity in the following ways:
$500,000 match on personal donations*
Thrivent will match up to $500,000 in personal donations made online through Thrivent.com to specific disaster relief organizations responding to Hurricane Harvey. The dollar-for-dollar match is open to Thrivent members and will lead to a total combined impact of up to $1 million. For more details and to see the list of organizations included in the match, visit the Disaster Response page on Thrivent.com.
Get involved in grassroots disaster relief by leading a Thrivent Action Team
Get your friends, family and coworkers to band together to help raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Harvey by forming a Thrivent Action Team. Use promo code “TX Hurricane,” and you’ll receive your Thrivent Action Kit ‒containing T-shirts, seed money and promotional materials ‒ five (5) to seven (7) business days after approval. Get started.
Direct Choice Dollars® or make a personal donation
Thrivent Choice® lets eligible members recommend where Thrivent distributes some of its charitable outreach funding. If you have Choice Dollars available to direct, please consider selecting enrolled organizations helping in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Learn more.