2011 1st 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 2011 the WoC Committee has allocated $471,449 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.

Below is a brief report of grants made from the Compassion Response Fund and other designated disaster response accounts through March 31, 2011. Contributions for the Response Fund are needed and welcomed and will be used 100% for emergency response to humanitarian needs in the world.

Africa: [22,000]
$5,000 – Chad, refugee assistance
$12,000 – Liberia/Ivory Coast, humanitarian aid
$5,000 – Madagascar, Cyclone Bingiza

East Asia and the Pacific: [40,000]
$10,000 – Australia, flood relief
$2,500 – New Zealand, earthquake
$27,500 – Japan, earthquake/tsunami

Latin America and the Caribbean: [18,500]
$11,000 – Brazil, flood/landslide recovery
$2,000 – Mexico, assistance to pastor’s family
$500 – Mexico/U.S., winter freeze
$5,000 – Colombia, flood relief

Middle East and Europe: [12,000]
$6,000 – Egypt, emergency assistance
$6,000 – Libya, humanitarian aid

Southern Asia: [13,500]
$5,000 – Indonesia, Mentawai Is./ tsunami
$8,500 – Sri Lanka, flood/cyclone relief

General: [6,000]
$6,000 - 2011 ACT Rapid Response Fund
    Cambodia/Thailand, aid to displaced
    Tanzania, bomb explosion
    Malawi, flood relief
    DRC, cholera outbreak
    Nepal, refugee camp fire

Domestic: [16,500]
$5,000 – Great River Region, pastoral care
$1,000 – Kentucky, flood relief
$1,000 – Missouri, flood relief
$1,000 – Missouri, tornado relief
$2,500 – Oklahoma, fire damage
$1,000 – Virginia, fire damage
$5,000 – Washington, fire damage