LIRS Issues Call to Lutheran Service Organizations on UAC Crisis

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

We are all impacted on some level by the current crisis concerning unaccompanied children crossing the border in unprecedented numbers. We know that, in addition to your other responsibilities of service, you have been seeking information to decide on how to respond to this crisis. Below is the link to an urgent call for expressions of interest to partner in providing services to the children. In order for us to disseminate information and act expeditiously, we need your responses as outlined in the document. Additionally, I have also included the call that was sent out to both ELCA and LCMS congregations, asking for their participation in helping these children and families.

We look forward to your responses and hope that you will be able to partner with us as we continue to extend welcome to the children and families that need us.

Yours in partnership,

Linda Hartke
President and CEO | | 410-230-2762

For more information on the unaccompanied alien children (UAC) crisis and how your organizatio can respond, please visit