Third Quarter Response Fund Report

The Compassion Response Fund is an allocation the Week of Compassion Advisory Committee makes each year to enable WoC to respond quickly to requests for emergencies, disasters and other urgent and unexpected needs that arise. For 2010 the WoC Committee has allocated $510,000 for the Response Fund; it is the single largest item in the WoC program budget. In addition to what is budgeted for the Response Fund, WoC receives designated gifts for the Fund and for specific disasters, countries and situations that further enhance our capacity to respond to emergency needs and appeals. To date WoC has made a disaster response on average of once every day.

Below is a brief report of grants made from the Compassion Response Fund and other designated disaster response accounts through September 30. Contributions for the Response Fund are needed and welcomed and will be used 100% for emergency response to humanitarian needs in the world.

Africa: [70,871]
$1,500 - Angola, emergency
$8,500 – DR Congo, humanitarian crisis
$6,000 – DR Congo, eastern DRC conflict & displacement
$1,665 - Kenya, water wells
$13,446 – Kenya, water project
$5,000 – Mali, drought relief
$5,000 – Mauritania, drought relief
$4,000 – Republic of Congo, train accident
$1,500 – Republic of Congo, medical needs
$2,500 – South Africa, emergency assistance
$8,000 – Sudan, South Sudan drought relief
$6,000 - Uganda, mudslides
$5,760 - Zimbabwe, water wells
$2,000 – Zimbabwe, medical needs

East Asia and the Pacific: [22,000]
$11,000 – China, earthquake
$6,000 – China, flood relief
$2,500 – China, mudslides
$2,500 – Fiji, cyclone relief

Latin America and the Caribbean: [827,000]
$2,500 – Argentina, tornado relief
$69,500 - Chile, earthquake
$5,000 – El Salvador, floods & mudslides
$5,000 – El Salvador, TS Agatha
$14,500 – Guatemala, TS Agatha floods
$717,500 – Haiti, earthquake
$2,000 – Mexicali, earthquake
$6,000 – Mexico, earthquake
$5,000 – Nicaragua, TS Agatha

Middle East and Europe: [11,000]
$6,000 – Gaza/West Bank, humanitarian assistance
$5,000 - Iraq, assistance to IDPs & refugees

Southern Asia: {68,510}
$15,000 – India, tropical storm relief
$5,000 – India, food security
$6,000 – Pakistan, post-conflict rehabilitation
$7,510 – Pakistan/Afghanistan, security crisis
$25,000 – Pakistan, flood relief
$10,000 – Thai/Burma, refugee assistance

General: [18,000]
$18,000 - 2010 ACT Rapid Response Fund
    Madagascar, cyclone recovery
    Zambia, flood relief
    Pakistan, displacement due to flooding
    El Salvador, floods & mudslides
    Honduras, TS Agatha
    Romania, flood relief
    Brazil, flood relief
    Chad/Cameroon, flood relief
    India, flood relief
    DR Congo, wildfires

Domestic: [113,653]
$1,000 - Alabama, oil spill/economic impact
$5,000 – Appalachia, emergency heating needs
$1,000 – Arkansas, house fire
$700 – California, vandalism to churches
$2,500 – Florida, long-term disaster recovery
$1,500 – Florida, oil spill/economic impact
$100 – Illinois, church flood
$1,300 – Illinois, resettled refugee assistance
$500 – Indiana, storm damage
$200 – Indiana, flood relief
$750 – Iowa, tornado damage
$7,700 – Iowa, flood relief
$4,100 – Kentucky, flood relief
$9,500 - Louisiana, long-term hurricane recovery
$750 – Louisiana, flood recovery
$500 – Michigan, local development
$2,000 – Missouri, flood relief & recovery
$1,500 – Montana, tornado/flood relief
$1,000 – New Jersey, flood relief
$1,373 – Ohio, resettled refugee assistance
$5,000 – Oklahoma, hail damage
$3,500 – Oklahoma, flood relief
$31,950 – Tennessee, flood relief & recovery
$4,000 - Texas, hurricane recovery
$720 – Texas, resettled refugee assistance
$500 – Texas, flood relief
$500 – West Virginia, coal mine tragedy
$500 - U.S., 2010 winter storms
$5,250 - U.S., NE states storms appeal
$5,000 – U.S., 2010 spring storms
$4,760 – U.S., refugee assistance
$8,000 – U.S., 2010 summer emergencies
$1,000 – U.S., refugee assistance