From the Caribbean to the northern Atlantic coast of the United States, millions of people are suffering due to the damage done by Hurricane Sandy. The ELCA is a leader in disaster response.  Working through our local affiliates and global church partners; we stand ready to respond.  Your gifts will help our church meet the immediate needs of those affected by providing food, water and shelter. 

Donations can be made to Holy Cross (just indicate “ELCA Disaster Relief” on the check) or go the ELCA Disaster Relief site to give directly.

Nebraska Synod Disaster Response is coordinating with Lutheran Family Services Nebraska and Lutheran Disaster Response (ELCA) to respond to immediate needs and to set up plans and resources for the multi-year recovery that will follow the devastating floods. Every day brings new recognition of the long-term needs and the immense amount of time, energy, and resources that will be needed to address them. We encourage you to engage three things: Prayers, Pockets, and Plans. Continue to pray for those impacted and for their well-being; for good weather and safe conditions for response work; and for a complete and timely recovery. Reach into your pockets to share contributions for recovery work, through the Nebraska Synod Disaster Response Fund or elsewhere. Cash gifts are the most responsive and flexible way to have an immediately, and long-term, impact.  And plan to visit the Nebraska Synod Disaster Response Resource Page., to learn about more ways to help.  We will continue to update the Resource Page twice weekly and to share information and opportunities as they arise. Thank you for your care and prayer for all those impacted, and for your commitment to the recovery work we share.