Disciples News Service

Week Of Compassion Prepares To Send Relief To Georgia

Week of CompassionWeek of Compassion, the relief, refugee and development ministry fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is preparing a response to an appeal by Action by Churches Together (Act) for emergency relief assistance for the victims of the violence in the country of Georgia. The fighting that broke out between Russia and Georgian forces in the disputed Georgian provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia has left scores of people dead and tens of thousands of others displaced.

Week of Compassion has already approved sending a sustainable development grant to provide vocational education and employment opportunities for at-risk youth in Georgia as part of Church World Service