Week of Compassion, the relief, refugee and development mission fund for Disciples is currently determining how best to respond to the Gulf oil spill. The deep-water spill was caused by an oil rig explosion on April 20, and is seen as the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. WoC is partnering with Church World Service, as well as with the Great River Region, which is identifying and cataloging needs.
"If there are needs our friends and congregations can identify, specifically, please let us know so we can respond," WoC Executive Director Amy Gopp said regarding the oil disaster.
As one example of its international relief response, Week of Compassion continues to contribute to the work of Action by Churches Together (ACT) in response to the lingering drought in Southern Sudan. WoC also has remained a supporter of ongoing needs in the Darfur region of the country. The help that WoC is giving in Southern Sudan will provide food for at least 8,700 and help 5,342 children in 14 schools in the region. To learn more about Week of Compassion’s work, visit: