Last Friday, August 25, Hurricane Harvey hit landfall for the first time, putting millions of Texas and Louisiana residents in danger. (It has since hit landfall in Texas twice more). Eighteen have died so far, including a family who could not escape a van and a police officer who drowned on his way to work. You can help in numerous ways. Pray. Want to do something tangible? See the options (not a complete list) below.
1. Send a check made out to Lutheran Disaster response to:
ELCA Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 1809, Merrefield VA 22116
Write Hurricane Response, United States on the Memo line
2. Visit Lutheran Disaster online and donate.
Donate $10 to the American Red Cross by texting HARVEY to 90999 or
3. Visit Americares.org
Every $10 provides $200 in aid
4. Visit austinpetsalive.org
To donate money, cat litter, dog treats etc., or to adopt a stranded animal.