Week of Compassion Executive Director Amy Gopp has been in Haiti this week, and will be sharing her reflections on Haiti and detailing Week of Compassion's response when she returns. In this article, General Minister and President Sharon Watkins reflects on her recent visit.
Disciples Volunteering Staff are currently in Nashville, making plans for a response. The Tennessean features pictures of cleanup in Nashville, including the Opryland Hotel.
Interested in what else Disciples Volunteering is involved in? Check out their website.
Though 2009 proved a difficult year for a world economy still trying to pull itself from a deep recession, sales of Fair Trade products went against the grain and continued a steady climb upwards. To participate in the Disciples' own Fair Trade Coffee Project, visit this site.
Tuesday's update mentioned fistula, a preventable, reversible condition that affects women in many regions of the world, including the Congo. More information about this condition is available at this site.
This Week's Responses:
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
Tennessee, flood relief
Oklahoma (2), hail/storm damage