2011 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 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 June 30, 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: [27,000]
$5,000 – Angola, flood relief
$5,000 – Chad, refugee assistance
$12,000 – Liberia/Ivory Coast, humanitarian aid
$5,000 – Madagascar, Cyclone Bingiza

East Asia and the Pacific: [97,500]
$10,000 – Australia, flood relief
$82,500 - Japan, earthquake/tsunami
$2,500 – New Zealand, earthquake
$2,500 – Philippines, fire damage

Latin America and the Caribbean: [125,684]
$11,000 – Brazil, flood/landslide recovery
$10,000 – Colombia, flood relief
$50,000 – Haiti, medical needs
$52,184 – Haiti, housing
$2,000 – Mexico, assistance to pastor’s family
$500 – Mexico/U.S., winter freeze

Middle East and Europe: [33,000]
$6,000 – Egypt, emergency assistance
$6,000 – Iraq, Iraqi refugee crisis in Lebanon
$21,000 – Libya, humanitarian aid

Southern Asia: [18,500]
$5,000 – Indonesia, Mentawai Is./tsunami
$2,500 – Indonesia, assistance to displaced
$11,000 – Sri Lanka, flood/cyclone relief

General: [12,000]
$12,000 -- 2011 ACT Rapid Response Fund
 Cambodia/Thailand, aid to displaced
 Tanzania, bomb explosion
 Malawi, flood relief
 DRC, cholera outbreak
 Nepal, refugee camp fire

Domestic: [168,880]
$1,000 – Alabama, storm damage
$11,250 – Alabama, tornado relief
$295 – Arizona, resettled refugee assistance
$500 – Arkansas, flood relief
$750 – Arkansas, tornado relief
$100 – Georgia, storm damage
$647 – Georgia, resettled refugee assistance
$1,000 – Georgia, church fire
$11,350 – Great River Region, pastoral care
$1,000 – Florida, storm damage
$4,225 – Illinois, flood relief
$750 – Kansas, tornado relief
$3,450 – Kentucky, flood relief
$1,000 – Louisiana, storm damage
$1,500 – Michigan, mission station support
$200 – Mississippi, tornado relief
$1,500 – Missouri, flood relief
$41,075 – Missouri, tornado relief
$2,500 – Montana, flood relief
$750 – Nebraska, flood relief
$9,500 – North Carolina, tornado relief
$2,500 – Oklahoma, fire damage
$7,750 – Oklahoma, tornado relief
$1,700 – Tennessee, storm damage
$4,750 – Tennessee, flood relief
$750 – Texas, resettled refugee assistance
$11,088 – U.S./Mexico, emergency needs
$26,000 – U.S., 2011 spring storms
$6,000 – U.S., 2011 Missouri River System Floods
$1,000 – Virginia, fire damage
$8,000 – Virginia, tornado relief
$5,000 – Washington, fire damage