Thank you to the IDW members who have generously donated $8,576 for Hurricane Ida relief and $4,015 for the relief efforts in Haiti! The money for Haiti is sent to Ministry in Mission, an RSO of LCMS.
I am in frequent contact with Rose Schutt, DCE at Atonement Lutheran Church in Metairie LA. Rose shared that over 1000 people on a recent Saturday, received items from their distribution center. I ask Rose what the most needed items are. I order them and have them delivered. Pictured in the attachment are eleven boxes that Amazon delivered on one day from the items I ordered.
As of today, September 23, orders totaling over $4,000 for food and other needed items such as diapers, TP, paper towels, masks, flashlights, health care items etc. have been sent. I also sent children’s and adult Bibles, Bible stories, children’s Christian activity books and Spanish Bibles totaling $1,100.
Rose said that the need continues to be great! Some families are still without power after three weeks. If you or your congregation wish to provide financial support, please make a check to IDW-Ida Relief or IDW-Haiti and send to: Iowa District West, 409 Kenyon Road, Suite B, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
If you choose to send direct support to the LCMS Synod Disaster Relief, on the memo line or enclosed note, please indicate how you would like your gift to be used. (Disaster Response – where needed most, wildfire relief, hurricane relief, etc.) Make check payable and mail to: The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO 63166-68
Please pray for the people affected by these disasters.
Thank You, Ellie Menz | IDW Disaster Response Coordinator | 515-370-1159 | email@example.com