Weekly Roundup

Churches, nonprofits fight for survival amid spill: 

Bayou La Batre, AL — God only knows what will happen to churches and other nonprofit organizations who say they are struggling for survival because of the Gulf oil spill crisis.

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Availability of Temporary Immigration Status for Haitians Ends July 20!

Haitians who were in the United States on a temporary visa or in undocumented status when the earthquake struck Haiti last January, have until July 20th to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) which will allow them to remain in the United States until at least next summer.  Refugee and Immigration Ministries (RIM) has prepared information on how to apply for TPSRIM is a program of Disciples Home Missions supported by your Week of Compassion offerings.

Summer Volunteering

Check out the great work being done by Disciples Volunteering in Beaumont, TX, and Slidell, LA. 

This Week's Responses

Disaster Relief & Emergency Aid

Mauritania, drought relief
India, tropical storm in Bihar & West Bengal
Kyrgyzstan, relief for conflict-affected persons
Florida, oil spill/economic recovery
Indiana, storm damage

Development and Long-Term Recovery

Nicaragua, food security