Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Grants go to Darfur and Mozambique, clean-up buckets needed.

The Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) of the Church of the Brethren has issued large grants to humanitarian work in Darfur, Sudan, and to Mozambique following flooding. In other disaster related news, Brethren Disaster Ministries has issued an urgent call for donations of clean-up buckets following flooding in the Midwest.

An allocation of $50,000 has been given from the EDF to support a Church World Service (CWS) appeal for Darfur, for broad aid and relief efforts in the form of medical care, nutrition, shelters, schools, and water supplies. A grant of $40,000 supports a CWS response in Mozambique, where flooding displaced tens of thousands of people, and will help provide clean water, sanitation, shelter materials, seeds, and agricultural tools. The EDF also has given $4,000 to assist displaced people in Afghanistan through CWS.

The appeal for Emergency Clean-Up Buckets was made on behalf of CWS. The buckets are needed for those affected by flooding across the central US. Flooding in Arkansas prompted a request from the Arkansas Presbytery for 96 CWS Emergency Clean-up Buckets, which the Church of the Brethren has fulfilled at a value of $4,320. Information about how to assemble and donate buckets is at

Source: 3/26/2008 Newsline

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