Compassion in Action Fund: 1st Quarter Report 2013

Compassion in Action.  To describe not only what Week of Compassion does but also who we are in one phrase, it would be that:  Compassion in Action.  For 69 years we’ve demonstrated compassion’s power, and we’ve challenged and enabled the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to respond compassionately to human need and suffering. The “Compassion in Action Fund” is an allocation the Week of Compassion Advisory Committee makes each year to enable WoC to respond quickly to requests for emergencies and disasters as well as longer-term sustainable development needs.  For 2013 the WoC Committee has allocated $750,000 for the Compassion in Action Fund; it is the single largest item in the WoC program budget. In addition to what is budgeted for the Compassion in Action Fund, WoC receives designated gifts for the Fund and for specific disasters, countries and situations that further enhance our capacity to respond immediately and efficiently to emergency needs and appeals.

Below is a brief report of grants made from the Compassion in Action Fund and other designated disaster response accounts through March 31, 2013. Contributions for the Fund are needed and always welcomed and will be used for humanitarian needs in the world.  For as many needs as there are in the world, there are that many ways to respond to those needs.  Thanks for putting your compassion into action. 

Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance                                      

New York, Hurricane Recovery
Oklahoma, House Fire
Missouri, Long-term Flood Recovery
Texas, Emergency Assistance for Refugee Family
Serbia, Improving Access to Safe Drinking Water
Malawi, Flooding and Windstorms Assistance
Solomon Islands, Earthquake and Tsunami Assistance
Syria, Humanitarian Crisis
Somalia, Humanitarian Support for Somali Refugees
Sudan, Darfur, Humanitarian Assistance
Democratic Republic of Congo, Assistance to Internally Displaced People
California, Church Vandalism
Mississippi, Tornado Relief
Mozambique, Flooding
Sri Lanka, Flooding
Missouri, Kansas City Gas Explosion
Mozambique, Flooding
Indiana, House Fire
Alabama, Storm Damage
Mali, Conflict Affected
Armenia, Syrian Refugees
United States, Early 2013 Storms, Floods and Tornadoes
Taiwan, Earthquake Relief Work
Kentucky, Church Fire

Development and Long-Term Recovery and Rehabilitation

Syria, Refugee Assistance
Texas, Support of Long-Term Recovery Work for Hurricane Sandy Relief
Hurricane Isaac and US Summer Storms 2012 Assistance
Florida, Support of the Coalition of Immokalee Farmworkers
Lafayette, Indiana Growing Project, Foods Resource Bank
Balkans, Peacebuilding and Development
Chad, Sustainable Recovery
Mississippi, Solidarity Grant
Haiti, Trauma Recovery
Haiti, Recovery and Long-Term Development
Haiti, CONASPEH Projects
Indiana, Greater Indianapolis Disciples Area Association Habitat Team