OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP THOSE IN NEED:
- Church World Service is a major ecumenical relief organization with which the UCC has strong ties. You may access information about the CWS response to disasters at http://www.cwsglobal.org/ You should see a link on the home page: “Typhoon Haiyan: Immediate Assistance needed.
- The UCC and CWS are partners in the ACT Alliance a coalition of more than 140 churches and affiliated organizations working together in 140 countries to create positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalized people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards. ACT Alliance seeks to provide $14 million in relief aid for the devastated areas for relief and recovery. You can locate information about ACT Alliance at http://www.actalliance.org/
- The American Red Cross is another reliable service organization to support for disaster relief efforts. You can see information about the Red Cross initiatives under way and make a donation at http://www.redcross.org/index.jsp
Please keep all first responders and relief workers in your thoughts and prayers and support one of the relief efforts as you are able.