The church that Mary and I are a part of wants to be a place that takes the call to be the hands and feet of Jesus seriously. We want to be a community that makes a difference in the world. That’s why we’re partnering with One Day’s Wages to try and raise money for the flood victims in Pakistan. Here’s a blurb from the ODW website:
This natural disaster is affecting nearly 20 million people – more than the Haiti Earthquake AND 2004 Asia Tsunami combined,many aid organizations are estimating. This is due largely to the loss of infrastructure: homes, businesses, crops, health and education services, that will take years to rebuild.
Unfortunately, there has been relatively little response to this crisis by the international community, when compared to other large natural disasters. The lack of response to the crisis is affecting flood victims, as many aid organizations are struggling with lack of funds to respond to the disaster.
For this reason, ODW has chosen to partner with two organizations –KASHF and World Vision. Both these organizations already have a very substantive presence in Pakistan and are currently engaged in the relief efforts. All donations through ODW’s Pakistan Flood Relief Fund will be evenly distributed between these two organizations.
If you’d like to join the New City community in contributing to the Pakistan fund, whatever the amount, you can do so here:
We’d also appreciate it if you could share the link on facebook or twitter. Thanks!