After the March 11th earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan, which devestated the country, the four Lutheran churches in Japan came together to form Japan Lutheran Emergency Relief (JLER). The purpose of this umbrella organization has been to help coordinate the disaster response to help alleviate any gaps that exist and to eliminate the duplication of work. The ELCA been working closely with JLER as we continue to respond to the needs of the Japanese people affected by this disaster.

JLER has now released its first newsletter giving an overview of the initial phase of their response. This document is a collection of reports describing the work being done and personal stories of staff and volunteers. Take a moment to read through how your church and gifts are helping to support the good work of JLER.

JLER Newsletter (PDF) | JLER Website

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