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Make Your Disaster Relief Contributions Count.

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If you feel moved to help the recent hurricane victims, but do not know where to donate, you might want to consider donating to Lutheran Social Services. They are separate from the Lutheran Church and are very efficient. 100% of your money donated goes to victims. They do not spend any money on advertising or other fluff that will waste your hard-earned dollars.

Many more famous relief organizations spend large amounts of every dollar donated, on administrative costs, or salaries for people working in offices, etc.

I attended classes to teach disaster relief skills that were taught by Lutheran Social Services people. These people had been deployed on disasters like hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy. The majority of the veteran Lutheran Social Services workers were retired couples who had gone into this work upon their retirement. Some had paid their own way to and from the disaster areas, as well as paying their own expenses while doing their disaster relief work.

Lutheran Social Services disaster relief workers are usually among the last ones out of a disaster area, because they actually help rebuild damaged homes. They are hard working and determined to help and they help a lot of people. I have found them very impressive. They are not all Lutherans, and neither am I.

I made a donation to the local Lutheran Social Services and asked that it be given to relief efforts in Puerto Rico and feel very good about it. I know that my money was well spent and will really help people who need it. I hope that if you want to help hurricane or other disaster victims, you will consider this easy way to do it. Lutheran Social Services has offices all over the country, so they are easy to find.


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