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Sue Snively, Chair of the St. Paul’s UCC Christmas Bazaar, Dec. 2015, is pictured with Human Services Programs of Carroll County Executive Director, Angela Gustus and Corina Canon, Director of Shelter and Housing Services for HSP, presenting a check from the event’s proceeds. The benefit event resulted in a donation a total of $7,641 for shelters and rapid-rehousing efforts through HSP. The excellent support provided for HSP through Raise It Up! fund-raiser for mission purposes is the result of the hard work of the Bazaar’s team leaders and helpers and the generous support of SPUCC members and community friends.
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.