Subject: Hurricane Harvey Disaster Response

Dear Friends,



Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast of the United States on Aug. 25, 2017,

threatening millions of people with multiple days of heavy rain, winds and

rising tides. While many have evacuated, significant damage is still

expected, and thousands of people may be housed in shelters for an extended

period of time.



The ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response’s affiliate is actively present,

collaborating with community leaders and officials to initiate the proper

responses, particularly the long-term recovery efforts. Together, we have a

strong history of working with disasters in the Gulf Coast area. The road

to recovery will be long, and Lutheran Disaster Response will be there to

accompany those affected through every phase of this disaster.



We invite you to stand by our neighbors on the Gulf Coast during this time.

Your gifts ensure that our church will be able to provide help and hope for

those left homeless or otherwise affected by this disaster for years to

come.



Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response, designated for "Hurricane Response –

United States" will be used entirely (100 percent) for this disaster until

the response is complete. Together, we can help provide immediate and

long-lasting support. Give today to support the needs in this response and

others like it.



What you can do:



Pray

Please pray for the people who have been affected and are in the path of

Hurricane Harvey. May God’s healing presence give them peace and hope in

their time of need.



Give

Gifts to “US Hurricane Relief” will be used to assist those affected by

the hurricane until the response is complete. http://tinyurl.com/elcarelief



Or you can make checks out to Pilgrim Lutheran Church and place

"Hurricane Harvey" on the memo line. We will then send the total offerings

received to ELCA Hurricane Harvey Response.