Angola + 2 more

CWS/ERP Program Briefs: 23 Mar 2001

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM
Church World Service is the Relief and Development Agency of the 36 member denominations of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A
36 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

Organization and Recovery Efforts Continue

Organizing efforts in Mississippi and Washington are continuing following recent disasters in both states. Art Jackson, Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC), continues his contact and organizing efforts in Mississippi with six emerging interfaith organizations responding to recent tornadoes and storms.

In Washington, Regional Facilitator Neil Molenaar, CRWRC, continues his work with the faith community following the Feb. 28 earthquake in the Seattle area. The ERP has sent a $5,000 seed grant to support the development of an umbrella interfaith that will work with smaller interfaiths in eight counties.

CWS Sends Blankets for CARE Efforts in Salvador

CWS has sent $6,524 worth of blankets to CARE for use in CARE's response to the recent earthquakes in El Salvador. Church World Service provided a $30,000 emergency air-freight shipment of 4,000 blankets to the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) initially after the Jan. 13 quake.

CWS Sends School Supplies, Blankets to Angola

CWS has sent $88,650 in school supplies and blankets to Angola. The request for CWS assistance was made by Stan Noffsinger of the Brethren Service Center.

Colombian Partners Receive CWS Assistance

CWS has sent $25,000 to partners in Colombia as part of the recent Colombia Civil Strife appeal (#6278). Of that amount, $20,000 went to the Colombia Presbyterian Church and $5,000 to the Asociacion Nacional de Ayuda Solidaria (ANDAS). Both are assisting displaced persons in Colombia. CWS has also sent $30,000 provided by the Presbyterian Church (USA) to Action by Churches Together (ACT) International as part of ACT efforts in Colombia.

Assessments Continue Following Florida Tornadoes

Daytona, Holly Hill, and Ormond Beach, Florida were affected by tornadoes earlier this month. Thirty homes were destroyed and 30 sustained major damage, said Disaster Response Consultant Paul Binder, United Church of Christ (UCC). Damage assessments are continuing and a March 30 meeting of voluntary agencies will continue the organization efforts.

Call the CWS HOTLINE for updates: (800) 297-1516.

For further information about disasters to which Church World Service is responding, contact CWS Emergency Response.

Telephone: (212) 870-3151
E-mail: cherlinger@ncccusa.org
After-hours emergency pager: (800) 780-0853

Web site: www.cwserp.org