As this report is being prepared, reports of damage from Hurricane Ida are just beginning to come in. This was a major Category 4 Hurricane when it made landfall in Louisiana and damage assessments are expected to be high and loss of life likely. We have initiated discussions with our ecumenical partners in the Evangelical Lutheran and the Presbyterian Churches, who have extensive networks in the area. As this storm system moves from the Gulf shore up into the northeastern US, we anticipate there will be flooding issues all along its path.
At this time, we will be sending funds to help with emergency outreach and will begin to look towards long-term rebuilding efforts when we can send teams in safely.
You can assist the BWM in our efforts to bring relief to those in need by donating online at http://moravianmission.org/give/ (click on the green “Give” button) or by sending your donations to: Board of World Mission, 1021 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. Please indicate that your gift is for “MDR”.
Canadians may send donations to: Moravian Church in Canada, 600 Acadia Drive SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0B8. Interac e-Transfer donations may be sent to [email protected]. In the comments section, please mark this donation as “MDR” (Moravian Disaster Response) and include your name and address to receive a tax receipt.