When we talk about CROP Hunger Walks we usually focus on the programs that Church World Service has to provide assistance to local and global partners around the world to eradicate hunger and poverty. Here in Red Bank we have walked for 30 years to help raise funds that allow CWS to support grass roots sustainable development, disaster relief and refugee assistance in 80 countries around the world. Last week we saw the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. This is easily one of the worst natural disasters in history. Church World Service is part of the ACT Alliance and has considerable experience in the region. The ACT Alliance is a global coalition of churches and agencies engaged in development, humanitarian assistance and advocacy. The following press release details the action that CWS is taking to mobilize support to the Japanese NGOs (non-governmental organizations) that are on the ground.
|Church World Service Situation Report - March 13: Japan earthquake and tsunami|
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- Text CWS to the telephone number 50555. to put a $10 donation on your cell phone bill.
- You can mail a donation directly to CWS Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515.
- You can make an online donation by clicking this link. Where it shows a $35 donation you can click on the down arrow to choose other and donate any amount you want. There is a $5.00 minimum.
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