If you are in a financial place where you can offer help to the citizens of Japan, the following might be of interest. This info is from our synod office and is legit. How you can help Your gifts to ELCA Disaster Response, designated for the Pacific earthquake and tsunami, will be used entirely (100 percent) in response to this disaster. You may also choose to give to ELCA Disaster Response where the need is greatest--enabling our church to respond where help is needed most around the world and close to home.   Please visit ELCA Disaster Response for more information and worship resources at www.elca.org/disaster.   Other ways to give: Check or money orders sent to: ELCA Disaster Response 39330 Treasury Center Chicago, IL 60694-9300 write "Pacific Earthquake & Tsunami" on your check's memo line. Credit card by phone: 800.638.3522 Credit card contributions may also be made via mail.