Thursday, November 8, 2007

Lutheran Response to SoCal Fires

The following is from the Northwest District's email newsletter...


Most recent updates indicate that at least 20-25 families have been completely wiped out. . . The PSW District is still trying to gather information on the exact number of families in need of help. All funds received will be used to help families directly. You may send contributions to:

Fire Fund
Pacific Southwest District Office
1540 Concordia Drive East
Irvine, CA 92612-3203

If you would like more information about how you can help – contact Barbara Farley at the Pacific Southwest District Office.

In the midst of the devastation of the fires these past days, God has been at work in some wonderful ways. Our congregations in Fallbrook and Valley Center became home to over 100 fire fighters and National Guard personnel with a wonderful opportunity to serve those who serve us. While no congregations suffered damage, many members and friends lost their homes and congregations are reaching out with assistance and care. Our thanks goes out to all who have responded with prayers and financial support. The fire fund established at the district office is receiving checks every day and all funds earmarked for the fire will be distributed through the congregations affected. We are also grateful to President Gerald Kieschnick, LCMS World Relief and Human Care and our brothers and sisters throughout the LCMS for their prayers and support.

For more information on how you can help and prior information on the fire response go to this link:

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