Last month, Congress failed to send a disaster aid deal to
the President’s desk, delaying much-needed support for survivors and
communities in desperate need of recovery funding. From wildfires and
tornadoes, to hurricanes and drought, far too many low and middle-income
families are still displaced from the growing number of natural disasters:
living with other family members, paying expensive rents, or put at increased
risk of homelessness. Globally, our warming climate is intensifying natural
disasters, hunger, conflict and migration. Now that Congress has returned from
Easter Recess, it is a timely moment to act. Lawmakers need to hear from
you about the importance of supporting equitable disaster recovery, and the
long-term need to structurally curb the costly effects of climate change.
Churches and other houses of worship are often the first to
offer critical assistance for communities in the wake of disasters and are
essential partners in helping foster better stewardship and resiliency in our
communities. Lutherans have a deep history of responding to natural disasters and
can further their impact through advocacy.
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