ELCA Churchwide Assembly Action CA99.06.23
Passed by the 1999 Churchwide Assembly in Denver, Colorado.
Whereas, severe drought afflicts many regions of our country, including Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern and Central Northwestern states; and
Whereas, the drought is causing dire economic, social, and mental health distress; and
Whereas, the drought is compounding pre-existing economic, social, and mental health distress in parts of Appalachia and rural America; therefore be itResolved
RESOLVED, that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America allocate emergency relief funds from designated Domestic Disaster Relief monies; and be it further
RESOLVED, that Lutheran Domestic Disaster Relief transmit official communications to all ELCA congregations that increase awareness and raise relief monies for continuing natural disaster needs; and be it further
RESOLVED, that LDR strengthen its current policies regarding drought disaster relief; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Division for Church in Society provide a list of available economic, social, and mental health services by January 1, 2000, to all bishops serving in drought-afflicted areas; and
To refer to the Division for Church in Society and Division for Congregational Ministries, with encouragement to give strong consideration for response from Domestic Hunger funds and disaster funds as appropriate.