The East Coast of the United States was experiencing a great natural disaster, the hurricane Irene, just a couple of days ago. It was a Category 3 hurricane that passed over the Caribbean and the Bahamas, then, as a Category 1 hurricane, made landfall in North Carolina, in New Jersey and in New York.

Throughout its path, Irene caused widespread destruction and 43 deaths (as of August 30) across 12 states.
“Considerable damage occurred in the Catskill Mountains and Mohawk Valley of New York State and in Vermont, which suffered from the worst flooding in centuries” (Associated Press 2011-08-29, “Irene brings worst flooding in centuries to Vermont.”)

The Conference Council of the Calvin Synod asks for your support to help the victims. Please, pray for the victims and make generous contributions to help them at the time of this great tragedy. Donations may be sent to the Calvin Synod Treasurer:

Ms. Lisa Susan Toth-Maskarinec

1836 Timothy Drive • West Mifflin, PA 15122

When sending your donation, please write in the Memo section of your check: Irene Disaster Relief Fund. We are thankful for your prayers and generous support!

Yours in Christ,

Rt. Rev. Dr. Csaba G. Krasznai

Auxiliary Bishop

Homeland and Overseas Mission Coordinator