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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is Canada’s largest Lutheran denomination with 182,077 baptized members in 624 congregations. It is a member of the Lutheran World Federation, the Canadian Council of Churches, and the World Council of Churches.

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A NEWS RELEASE
From Global Hunger and Development Appeal (GHDA)

GHDA ENCOURAGES DONATIONS TO AID THOSE SUFFERING THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE KATRINA

Winnipeg, August 31, 2005 (ELCIC) -- Any person or congregation wishing to support relief efforts for those suffering the effects of Hurricane Katrina can send donations to Global Hunger and Development Appeal. Please mark your cheque Hurricane Katrina Relief.

All such designated funds will be sent on to the agencies of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) providing disaster relief in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. ELCA Domestic Disaster Response, working with Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) partners throughout the Gulf Coast region, is prepared to care for disaster survivors who now grieve the loss of life, home, and community.

A bulletin insert and more information about LDR is downloadable at http://www.elca.org/disaster/KatrinaBulletinInsert.pdf and http://www.elca.org/disaster/article.asp?id=47&mode=1

You may donate to GHDA (mark your cheque GHDA: Hurricane Katrina Relief. A receipt will be issued.) through your congregation, by mail to GHDA at 302-393 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6 or on line at http://www.elcic.ca/ghda/index.html

Or you may donate directly to ELCA Disaster Response (no receipt will be issued):
By mail: ELCA Disaster Response, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, Illinois 60694-1764
By phone: (with a major credit card): 800.638.3522
On the Web: http://www.elca.org/scriptlib/dcm/giving/ddisaster.asp

Either way, one hundred percent of your gift will be used as you designate. Thank you! Please keep in your prayers those who are suffering loss, those who now find themselves homeless, and those who are grieving.

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