2nd 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 other day.

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

Africa: [39,465]
$1,500 - Angola, emergency
$8,500 – DR Congo, humanitarian crisis
$6,000 – DR Congo, eastern DRC conflict & displacement
$1,665 - Kenya, water wells
$5,000 – Mali, drought relief
$2,500 – South Africa, emergency assistance
$8,000 – Sudan, South Sudan drought relief
$6,000 - Uganda, mudslides
$300 -    Zimbabwe, water wells

East Asia and the Pacific: [13,500]

$11,000 – China, earthquake
$2,500 – Fiji, cyclone relief

Latin America and the Caribbean: [604,500]
$2,500 – Argentina, tornado relief
$69,500 - Chile, earthquake
$5,000 – El Salvador, floods & mudslides
$6,000 – Guatemala, TS Agatha floods
$513,500 – Haiti, earthquake
$2,000 – Mexicali, earthquake
$6,000 – Mexico, earthquake

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

Southern Asia: {37,000}
$10,000 – India, tropical storm relief
$5,000 – India, food security
$6,000 – Pakistan, post-conflict rehabilitation
$6,000 – Pakistan/Afghanistan, security crisis
$10,000 – Thai/Burma, refugee assistance

General: [12,000]
$12,000 - 2010 Rapid Response Fund
            Madagascar, cyclone recovery
            Zambia, flood relief
            Pakistan, displacement due to flooding
            El Salvador, floods & mudslides

Domestic: [78,080]
$500 – California, vandalism to church
$2,500 – Florida, long-term disaster recovery
$100 – Illinois, church flood
$750 – Iowa, tornado damage
$3,500 – Kentucky, flood relief
$7,500 - Louisiana, long-term hurricane recovery
$750 – Louisiana, flood recovery
$500 – Michigan, local development
$1,000 – New Jersey, flood relief
$300 – Ohio, resettled refugee assistance
$5,000 – Oklahoma, hail damage
$3,500 – Oklahoma, flood relief
$25,450 – Tennessee, flood relief
$4,000 - Texas, hurricane recovery
$720 – Texas, resettled refugee assistance
$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
$6,000 – U.S., 2010 summer emergencies

Church World Service Alert: Urgent Need for Kits

This is to alert you to the fact that the CWS inventory of clean-up buckets and school kits is extremely low. The need is great -- we are in the midst of tropical storm and hurricane season, when clean-up buckets often are requested, and CWS is getting numerous requests for the school kits as overseas partners prepare for the fall school year.   

 

Thank you, in advance, for whatever efforts you can make to help increase CWS’ clean-up bucket and school kit supply to help meet potential and existing requests.

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