2011 Final 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. In 2011 the WoC Committee 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 December 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: [171,255]
$5,000 – Angola, flood relief
$5,000 – Chad, refugee assistance
$10,000 – DR Congo, conflict and displacement
$70,000 – East Africa, drought relief
$10,000 – East Africa, assistance to returnees
$5,000 – Ethiopia, drought relief
$21,000 – Kenya, drought relief
$17,000 – Liberia/Ivory Coast, humanitarian aid
$5,000 – Madagascar, Cyclone Bingiza
$5,000 – Malawi, massive flooding
$5,000 – Somalia, drought relief
$5,000 – South Sudan, emergency preparedness
$6,000 – South Sudan, assistance to returnees
$2,255 – Zimbabwe, water wells

East Asia and the Pacific: [197,563]
$10,000 – Australia, flood relief
$150,063 – Japan, earthquake/tsunami
$22,500 – New Zealand, earthquake
$2,500 – Philippines, fire damage
$10,000 – Philippines, typhoon relief
$2,500 – South Korea, mudslides

Latin America and the Caribbean: [749,089]
$11,000 – Brazil, flood/landslide recovery
$10,000 – Colombia, flood relief
$2,500 – Colombia, emergency assistance
$5,000 – Dominican Republic/Haiti, Hurricane Irene damage
$5,000 – El Salvador, relief for coffee growers
$450,000 – Haiti, earthquake
$50,000 – Haiti, agricultural revitalization
$60,905 – Haiti, children and youth House of Hope
$50,000 – Haiti, medical needs
$52,184 – Haiti, housing
$50,000 – Haiti, trauma program
$2,000 – Mexico, assistance to pastor’s family
$500 – Mexico/U.S., winter freeze

Middle East and Europe: [40,500]
$6,000 – Egypt, emergency assistance
$5,000 – Gaza/West Bank, capacity building
$6,000 – Iraq, Iraqi refugee crisis in Lebanon
$21,000 – Libya, humanitarian aid
$2,500 – Turkey, earthquake relief

Southern Asia: [118,500]
$5,000 – Cambodia, flood response
$10,000 – India, Orissa floods
$5,000 – Indonesia, Mentawai Is./tsunami
$2,500 – Indonesia, assistance to displaced
$55,000 – Pakistan, flood emergency
$15,000 – Pakistan, dengue fever epidemic
$11,000 – Sri Lanka, flood/cyclone relief
$15,000 – Thailand, flood relief

General: [24,000]
$24,000 -- 2011 ACT Alliance Rapid Response Fund
   Cambodia/Thailand, aid to displaced
   Tanzania, bomb explosion
   Malawi, flood relief
   DRC, cholera outbreak
   Nepal, refugee camp fire
   Swaziland, drought relief
   Uganda, landslides and floods
   Armenia, landslides
   Honduras, floods and mudslides
   Nicaragua, floods
   Ghana, floods
   Guatemala, floods and mudslides
   Tanzania, landslides

Domestic: [287,030]
$1,000 – Alabama, storm damage
$11,250 – Alabama, tornado relief
$5,000 – Appalachia, emergency heating assistance
$295 – Arizona, resettled refugee assistance
$500 – Arkansas, flood relief
$750 – Arkansas, tornado relief
$1,000 – Arkansas, fire damage
$1,200 – California, food ministry
$1,750 – Florida, storm damage
$100 – Georgia, storm damage
$647 – Georgia, resettled refugee assistance
$1,000 – Georgia, church fire
$11,350 – Great River Region, pastoral care
$4,225 – Illinois, flood relief
$900 – Illinois, resettled refugee assistance
$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
$44,125 – Missouri, tornado relief
$2,500 – Montana, flood relief
$750 – Nebraska, flood relief
$1,000 – New Hampshire, resettled refugee assistance
$5,000 – New Jersey, hurricane/flooding relief
$9,500 – North Carolina, tornado relief
$1,000 – North Carolina, church fire
$31,000 – North Carolina, hurricane relief
$2,500 – Oklahoma, fire damage
$7,750 – Oklahoma, tornado relief
$2,000 – Oklahoma, storm damage
$1,000 – Oklahoma, earthquake response
$14,900 – Pennsylvania, flood relief
$400 – Pennsylvania, hurricane response
$1,700 – Tennessee, storm damage
$4,750 – Tennessee, flood relief
$1,050 – Texas, resettled refugee assistance
$16,750 – Texas, wildfires
$11,088 – U.S./Mexico, emergency needs
$36,000 – U.S., 2011 spring storms
$6,000 – U.S., 2011 Missouri River System Floods
$10,000 – U.S., Hurricane Irene
$2,000 – Virginia, fire damage
$8,000 – Virginia, tornado relief
$2,500 – Virginia, earthquake damage
$1,750 – Virginia, hurricane and earthquake
$1,150 – Virginia, storm damage
$5,000 – Washington, fire damage
$500 – Washington, D.C., hurricane damage
$5,000 – Washington, D.C., earthquake damage
$1,000 – West Virginia, storm damage