- The total cost of damage repair
- The unmet financial need of the congregation. Unmet need is what is the financial need that still exists after insurance payment, congregational resources, FEMA assistance, application and approval for an SBA loan, and application and approval for a loan through the ELCA MIF or ELCA Credit Union
- The total number of congregations and rostered ministers with damage and unmet need
- The total amount available in the Disaster Fund for distribution for a particular disaster
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.
~ Jeremiah 29:11