2009 Asian Disasters
LCMS World Relief and Human Care is working with U.S. and overseas partners to assist people who are suffering following a string of disasters in Asia:
- Earthquake in Indonesia: This 7.6-magnitude earthquake killed more than 1,000 people. WR-HC Asia staff assessing needs in Sumatra and working with Protestant Christian Batak Church (HKBP) – a partner since the 2004 tsunami devastated Southeast Asia.
- Tsunami in Samoa: A powerful tsunami crashed into Samoa and American Samoa, killing hundreds. LCMS pastors working on behalf of WR-HC are on the scene, assessing need and distributing aid.
- Flood in the Philippines: An estimated 500,000 displaced and 100 dead. WR-HC staff in contact with Lutheran partners.
- Typhoon in Taiwan: In the deadliest typhoon to strike Taiwan, more than 450 people were killed. WR-HC staff in contact with Lutheran partners.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Pray! Please pray for those in harms way, who have lost loved ones, homes, and livelihoods. Please pray that Lutheran disaster response efforts touch many lives with God’s hope and mercy.
Connect! To learn more, visit www.lcms.org/worldrelief.
Give! Donations are urgently needed! Your gifts will allow continued disaster response efforts in Asia.
- Mail checks to LCMS World Relief and Human Care, noting “SE Asia Storm and Earthquake Relief” to:
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis MO 63166-6861
- Phone toll-free 888-930-4438
- Online at http://givenowlcms.org/
Any funds not needed for this relief effort will be used for other disaster purposes as determined by LCMS World Relief and Human Care. Your gift is tax deductable to the extent permitted by law.