Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Emergency Disaster Fund gives numerous grants.

The Emergency Disaster Fund of the Church of the Brethren General Board has given numerous grants recently for disaster relief work around the world, totalling more than $125,000. The 15 grants were given as follows:
  • $40,000 to a Church World Service (CWS) appeal following intense flooding throughout Asia
  • $15,000 to a CWS appeal following widespread destruction by Hurricane Felix in Nicaragua
  • $10,000 to an appeal from IMA World Health to develop basic health services in south Sudan
  • $10,000 to CWS following flooding throughout northern India
  • $7,000 to a CWS appeal for humanitarian aid to Gaza and West Bank
  • $7,000 to CWS work following widespread flooding in eight midwestern states in the US
  • $7,000 to a CWS response to flooding in 15 provinces in China
  • $5,000 to Northern Indiana District and area congregations following the Nappanee tornado
  • $5,000 to open a joint Brethren Disaster Ministries and Northern Plains District project following flooding in Minnesota
  • $5,000 to CWS in the wake of destruction caused in Haiti and Jamaica by Hurricane Dean
  • $5,000 to purchase supplies for clean-up buckets for use by the CWS Emergency Response Program
  • $3,800 to work being done in Union Victoria, Guatemala, through the General Board
  • $3,500 to Disaster News Network, a news service for faith-based disaster response news
  • $2,500 to a CWS appeal following torrential rains and flooding in North Kordofan, Sudan
  • $2,000 to a CWS appeal for the Mount Elgon region of Kenya, where disputes between opposing clans have resulted in violent clashes.
For more about the Emergency Disaster Fund go to

Source: 10/24/2007 Newsline

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