9/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
CHICAGO (ELCA) – As the monsoon season comes to an end in Nepal, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will continue to work with partners there to resume earthquake reconstruction efforts and prepare for the winter season.
Six months ago two earthquakes struck Nepal within weeks of one another, leaving millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance. The earthquakes triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest and another in the Langtang valley. More than 8,500 people died as result of the earthquakes.
The ELCA is “moving in practical, strategic ways forward through Lutheran Disaster Response and in partnership with Lutheran companion partners there,” said Dr. Vitaly Vorona, program director for Lutheran Disaster Response – International.
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