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Red River Valley Flooding

posted Mar 27, 2009, 2:09 PM by Unknown user
Gethsemane Friends:
Here is a news update from our Synod.  I will be looking next week to see if there are specific things we can be doing to help.   --PR
Upper Midwest Flooding
As of this writing, there is a serious flooding issue along both the Red River and Missouri River in the Upper Midwest. In some places, river and over-land flooding has already occurred, and in other locations, current forecasts predict floods of record-breaking proportion. The ELCA, through Lutheran Disaster Response, is already responding through local volunteers who are placing sandbags, by preparing for assistance in the communities where flooding will occur, and in prayerful support for those who will be directly impacted.
Here are ways that you can get involved:
Information on volunteering can be found on the Northwestern Minnesota Synod and the Eastern North Dakota Synod websites.
ELCA Domestic Disaster Response, designated for U.S. flooding
Lutheran Disaster Response, click on "Donate" in the top, right-hand corner of the screen.

Pray that these communities may be bound together in unity in this time of great uncertainty. Pray as well for the faithful volunteers who are working tirelessly to prevent flooding and for those displaced by this high water.