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

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:

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.

Gifts to “US Hurricane Relief” will be used to assist those affected by
the hurricane until the response is complete.

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.