Give: Support Week of Compassion partners that are working to meet urgent needs, in the U.S. and abroad. Make a gift online and designate it for "refugees."
Week of Compassion provides congregational support grants to encourage and strengthen Disciples churches in welcoming Afghans to communities across the U.S., in partnership with their local resettlement agencies. This grant can be used for congregational ministries that help with food assistance, rent, or any other essentials. Grants range from $500-$2,000.
Read more about how Disciples congregations are stepping up to respond to the refugee crisis, and how Week of Compassion is offering support.
A Message From the Executive Director: Aug. 27, 2021
More about supporting refugees through Week of Compassion
In the 1940s, the Church designated the "Wartime Service Fund" to respond to the widespread humanitarian crisis precipitated by World War II. Out of that initial response, and the relationships established with partners through that work, Week of Compassion was eventually born as an ongoing ministry to meet the needs of refugee and displaced people around the world.
Now, more than 70 years later, there are more refugee and displaced persons in the world than at any other time in our history. This crisis is growing daily, and the channels of support are increasingly complex. That means the response of the faith community is more important than ever.