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We've now heard the devastating news out of Wenatchee about the loss of homes and property damage. Several of our congregations are in the thick of it, and are working with their local response agencies to serve those in need. We have member families that have lost their homes and many others are displaced because of continuing threat from fire. We have re-established the fund that worked so well last year. We ask that you make checks payable to EWAIDS and marked for NW Fires in the memo. Please mail checks to Region 1 FSO P.O. Box 94432 Seattle, WA 98124-6732
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One year later Okanogan County communities are still rebuilding from the fire's devastation.
Bishop Wells recently visited the Center. There was a great show of support for local Muslims, and a call for peace and understanding - that will hopefully end these sorts of incidents. The phrase “Death to Islam” was spray-painted on the exterior of the center. Leaders say incident is part of nationwide rise in hate crimes targeting American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim.
Spokane area Muslim, interfaith and community leaders held a news conference today to call on state law enforcement authorities and the FBI to investigate apparently bias-motivated vandalism targeting the Bosnia Herzegovina Heritage Association of Spokane.
Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod Lutheran Magazine Insert July 2015
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