On behalf of the families who have suffered damage or lost their homes due to the extensive flooding and tornado that touched down in the North West District, and those who are in ministry in the area, we ask for your prayers. As has been reported, terrible destruction has occurred in the Barron and Rusk Counties due to a tornado that touched down, which sadly also resulted in one fatality. Residents in Ashland, Iron, Buffalo, Jackson and Trempealeau Counties have experienced extensive flooding.

At this time, we ask that you refrain from traveling to the area while emergency relief efforts are underway. The Barron County Sheriff’s Office ask that any relief efforts be coordinated through Michael Judy, Barron County Emergency Relief coordinator, who can be reached at (715) 537-5814. Monetary donations can be sent to the Wisconsin Conference Treasurer, 750 Windsor Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590. Please write the check out to Wisconsin Conference Treasurer, with NW Disaster Recovery #7775 in the memo line. If you want, you can also submit the check in your local church offering, and your church treasurer can send to the Conference Finance office, along with apportionment payment.

Grace and Peace,
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung