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ABCUSA: OGHS Funds Released for Emergency Needs in Haiti

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Date Wed, 14 Apr 2004 14:56:51 -0700

American Baptist News Service (Valley Forge, Pa. 4/14/04)--The American 
Baptist Churches USA World Relief Office has designated One Great Hour of 
Sharing emergency funds to respond to needs caused by ongoing civil unrest 
and instability in Haiti.

A grant of $5,000 has been sent to support a Church World Service appeal 
for donations to fund shipments of medical supplies and food.  CWS reports 
that the northern part of the country especially remains un-stable, in the 
wake of the fall of the Aristide government earlier this year. According to 
CWS  "kidnappings, shootings and rebel incursions" still are commonplace 
and the rule of law remains to be enforced in certain areas.

Other OGHS grants include $5,000, which will be released to the Convention 
Baptiste d'Haiti to support their own relief efforts that include 
restoration of schools that were looted, and $1,000 to Hands for America to 
aid in the shipment of relief and humanitarian aid for over 100,000 
displaced families.

American Baptists wishing to support relief efforts in Haiti can do so 
through their church's monthly report of mission support, designating 
contributions "OGHS-Haiti Relief."  Those wishing to contribute online can 
do so by accessing the "American Baptist Missions" or "Give Now" pages of 
the ABCUSA Web


American Baptist News Service: Office of Communication, American Baptist 
Churches USA, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851; (800)ABC-3USA 
x2077 / (610)768-2077; fax: (610)768-2320;;

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