16.08.2016 Flooding in the Luthergarten

Strong weather events occur repeatedly in Germany. In the afternoon of July 27, 2016 it hit Wittenberg and the Luthergarten. 96 liters of rain per square meter - double the average amount for the month of July - fell in less than an hour. The sewer could not absorb these water masses; the open city Creek flooded parts of the old city. In the somewhat deeper Luther garden squeezed the water out of the sewers and bubbled as fountain in the height. Within seconds, the Luthergarten turned into a seascape. Fortunately, damage to the trees could not be found, only the paths must be restored partially.



The water quickly has gone and the cleanup is almost complete. Fortunately, damage to the trees could not be determined, only the paths must be restored partially.

Zentrum Luthergarten

Next plantings:

May 18 Church Congregation St. Matteus, Stockholm, Sweden
May 18 Catholic Congregation St. Viktor and Ev. Congregation in Xanten, Germany
May 19 Ev. Foundation in Gnadau, Germany
May 22 Luth. Church of the Holy Comforter in Belmont, NC, USA
May 23 Ev. Luht. Congregation St. John in Witten, Germany
May 24  Ev. Church District in Mülheim, Germany and Ev. Luth. Church District Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
May 24 Luth. Church District München and Ev. Luth. Congregation St. Katharina in Kiew
May 25  Church Congregations in Ballerup, Malov, Skorvlunde and Pederstrup, Denmark
May 29 Ev. Church District Cologne North, Germany
May 29 Allegheny Synod, ELCA, USA
May 29 Lutheran Campus Ministry in Austin, TX, USA
June  1 Christ the King Luth. Church in Houston, Texas, USA
June  2 Diocese of Worcester, Church of England
June  6 Roman Catholic Church District Rheinfelden-Magden-Olsberg, Switzerland
June  8 Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, IL, USA
June 14 Mission 21, Basel, Switzerland
June 17 Ev. Luth. Congregation Divino Salvador, Puerto Rico and St. Luke in Middleton, WI, USA
June 26 Ev. Mission in Solidarity, EMS, Germany
June 26 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manchester, Missouri, USA
June 26 Ev. Luth. Congregations St. Bartholomäus, Germany, and St. Paul, Newark, Ohio
   
Donations

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Each euro allows the Luthergarten to grow!

It is not possible for all churches to raise the entire amount for the tree planting. But we do not want to exclude any church, particularly in this worldwide and ecumenical project. With your donation, you can help these churches to participate in the unique project Luthergarten.

Bank details:
Account holder: VELKD/LWB-Zentrum Wittenberg
IBAN: DE75 8006 3598 0000 4556 87
BIC: GENODEF1WB1 
Bank:   Volksbank Wittenberg eG
            Collegienstraße 12
            06886 Lutherstadt
                       Wittenberg
Purpose: tree planting WB + your name and address