Earthquake Relief for Nepal. I cannot verify where I
found this info, but I read somewhere that the ELCA had given 7,000 quilts
to the relief effort. Our quilters can be proud. Here is more information as
found in the June issue of The Lutheran magazine.
Lutherans Respond to Earthquake in Nepal
At press time, (mid-May) more than $300,000 had been donated to the ELCA to
aid victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal.
Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton called for prayers "for people affected
by the earthquake and its aftershocks." Lutheran Disaster Relief is
committed to long-term response, said Daniel Rift, program director ELAC
World Hunger and Disaster Appeal. "The ELCA will accompany our brothers and
sisters in the Nepal area as they navigate every part of this disaster
relief and recovery process," he said.
The Lutheran World Federation started a large-scale emergency response based
The ELCA is also working with ACT Alliance to coordinate response efforts,
which includes distributing life-saving supplies such as water, food,
shelter and medication for people injured, along with the LWF and other
local organizations. Your generous gift to our cause of the month for June
will directly fund these efforts.