Lutheran Schools Work Together
Lutheran Schools in the Fort Wayne area combined efforts in fundraising and hunger awareness which culminated in several packing events in the area. On April 11th, close to 1,000 students packed over 207,000 meals at Concordia Lutheran High School. Between events at Concordia, Lutheran South Unity, St. John Lutheran in Kendallville, and Wynekan Lutheran a total of over 350,000 meals were provided by the Lutheran School Partnership. The majority of these meals are headed to the Philippines where many are still struggling after two major disasters late in 2013.
Crisis in the Philippines
For most of 2013, we have been stockpiling meals to provide a container (about 280K meals) to International Care Ministries (ICM) in the Philippines. With the recent natural disasters of an earthquake in October followed by a typhoon in November, they have asked us to expedite the shipment. We are working with Trinity English Lutheran church and the Kids Against Hunger network to gather the remaining meals needed to fill the container for shipment next week.
Our contact, Dan Owens from ICM, has stated that the task of helping those in need is difficult because of “the complication of communication, lack of electricity, constant heavy rain, bridges down and ports down. The barriers to help are really proving to be a challenge…. Life for so many is already tough here in the Philippines, a natural disaster just takes it to another level of basic human survival.”
Please pray and consider supporting ICM during this difficult time as they work around the clock to care for those affected, especially the poor. Click here to give directly to ICM on the ground in the Philippines. Read more from ICM here.