Massive flooding affects 17.2 million people. 1.2 million homes have been damaged or destroyed and an estimated 6 million people need food assistance.
The United Church of Christ is supporting Church World Service in distributing food and tents for 100,000 in dire need. CWS mobile medical teams are providing emergency care.
Please give generously.
How You Can Help Now
GIVE immediate financial assistance to victims to be used for food, clothing, shelter and basic needs by making a secure online donation right now. Gifts may also be made at your local UCC congregation maked for "Pakistan Flood Relief" with the request they be sent through your Conference office on to Wider Church Ministries. Donations may also be made out and sent directly to Wider Church Ministries, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.
WATCH the video from Pakistan acknowledging the support of the United Church of Christ. Share the video with others who may also want to support the flood relief efforts.
ASSEMBLE urgently needed Church World Service baby and hygiene kits.
PRAY Use this bulletin insert in your Worship Service or other gathering.
UCC launches $300,000 Appeal for Pakistan August 27, 2010 Today the United Church of Christ issued a special disaster appeal seeking $300,000 to support the emergency relief and long-term rehabilitation initiatives of Church World Service in Pakistan. Pakistan flooding worsens August 5, 2010 SITUATION: The death toll from Pakistan's worsening floods has risen to 1,400, with the flood worsening as raging river waters move from the northwest part of the country to the Punjab - the nation's agricultural heartland - and to Sindh, Reuters' AlertNet reported. Hundreds of villages have been submerged; at least 1.5 million have been displaced and that number is expected to increase. In all, more than 3.2 million people are in some way affected by the flooding. Widespread Flooding in Pakistan July 28, 2010 Torrential rains during monsoon season has left at least 1,000 persons dead in Pakistan. The scale of the disaster appears to be beyond the capacity of the government of Pakistan to respond alone.