LCMS World Relief/Human Care is accepting donations for emergency relief for the millions affected by the Oct. 8 South Asia earthquake that killed an estimated 30,000 people in Pakistan and 1,400 in India, with fewer deaths also reported in Afghanistan.
As many as 2.5 million people reportedly lost their homes and need emergency help from the quake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale.
LCMS World Relief/Human Care is currently working through its inter-Lutheran partner, Lutheran World Relief (LWR), Baltimore, to respond to the needs of survivors. Through Action by Churches Together (ACT), LWR is initially providing emergency food packages to at least 1,600 families in the hard-hit areas of Azad Kashmir and Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province.
To donate for emergency food, water, and shelter for earthquake survivors, send checks or money orders designated “Pakistan Earthquake” and made payable to “LCMS World Relief” to LCMS World Relief/Human Care, P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO 63166-9810. Or, call the credit-card gift line at (888) 930-4438.