Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Lutheran Orphanage Lost

Due to Katrina, the Lutheran Church has lost one of it's orphanages and one of it's retirement homes. Bethlehem's Children's Center has relocated all 45 of the children to another home, squeezing them into our Corpus Christi orphanage for right now. The people in the retirement home are all okay but I don't have any information on them. The website of Lutheran Social Services of the South has much more information, including how to help with your time and talents and a donation page.

The Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in a suburb of Houston is currently being used as a shelter. The Houston Chronicle referred to them as the Gloria Dei Lutheran Lutheran Church. ;)

Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School has already agreed to take in 5 students. More students can be taken if some tuition money can be found to pay for them. If you'd like to help Pilgrim you can find their address on their website. Pilgrim is actually the church and school I grew up in. It's very important to give the children know the love of Jesus at this time.

1 comment:

MHN for short said...

They have 20 students that are from families of the evacuees and the tuition is being covered by members of Pilgrim Lutheran, Lutheran church... ;-)