James H. Heine, director of News and Information, LCMS Communications, interviews Deaconess Sally J. Hiller, executive director for Congregational Outreach and District Operations with the Synod’s Southeastern District (which includes Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and York County, Pennsylvania), about damage from Hurricane Irene. Hiller continues to check on reported damage in the Carolinas and elsewhere in the district. The district includes more than 200 congregations and 67,000 baptized members.

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