Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance
site leaders help make recovery possible
“Week of Compassion is here for the long haul.” “There are partners who will be the first in. Disciples will be the last to leave.” “It’s been years since the storm, and your groups are still here, doing the work that needs to be done.” Long-term recovery is easy to overlook – once the cameras are gone, and the urgency of storm relief subsides, it is the long, slow, careful completion of each step that helps families really recover, that moves families into safe and secure houses, where they can make true homes.
Disaster Site Leaders are the foundation of disaster recovery volunteering.
expanding ministry & partnership
At the beginning of the summer, Week of Compassion partnered with Be The Neighbor, a justice-based service-learning trip ministry empowering youth and adults to put faith into action through service and justice in ways that are relational, sustainable, and dignity-affirming. Be the Neighbor missions include direct service, relational ministry, immersion experiences, and education. The key question they ask: What would the world look like if we all took seriously the idea of being a good neighbor?
Week of Compassion is grateful for all the ways Disciples are at work. This ministry is only possible because of relationships, generosity, and commitment to each other and to the call of Christ to care for our neighbors. Here are just a few ways you can connect with volunteer opportunities, trainings, and events over the next several months.
how Dayton's tornado recovery brings
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