What Disciples of Christ Regional Ministries might expect from Week of Compassion:
Prompt response from Week of Compassion (WoC) with funds to meet immediate emergency needs of Disciples congregations and of households and communities where Disciples congregations are located.
Offer concrete expressions of concern and solidarity to congregations and pastors through letters, calls and personal visits.
Alert whole church’s attention to the disaster, especially when human need is widespread and/or the Disciples community is significantly affected.
Provide resources for long-term recovery needs in congregations, for the ecumenical effort and for care of pastors.
Make frequent and regular contact with regional/area offices to stay abreast of disaster situation and developments.
Through Disciples Volunteering (DV) of Disciples Home Mission (DHM), help facilitate Disciples volunteers in congregational and ecumenical clean-up, relief and recovery projects and work with DV/regions in establishing Disciples “mission stations” when and where needed.