Daily News: May 16, 2007

(May 16, 2007) — Recent grants made from the Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Crisis Fund, and Emergency Disaster Fund, have totaled $20,000.

The Global Food Crisis Fund has given $10,000 for operational support of the Foods Resource Bank for 2007. The same fund also has given $5,000 to The Gathering, a conference on “Sowing Seeds, Growing a Movement” planned as an interfaith hunger convocation to be held in Washington, D.C., on June 9-12.

The Emergency Disaster Fund has allocated $5,000 to Church World Service for an appeal in response to damage resulting from a massive, early-spring weather system that hammered the east coast and northeast. The funds will help support the deployment of Disaster Response and Recovery Liaisons emergency shipments to affected areas.


The Church of the Brethren Newsline is produced by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford, director of news services for the Church of the Brethren General Board. Jon Kobel contributed to this report. Newsline stories may be reprinted if Newsline is cited as the source. To receive Newsline by e-mail go to http://listserver.emountain.net/mailman/listinfo/newsline. Submit news to the editor at cobnews@brethren.org. For more Church of the Brethren news and features, subscribe to “Messenger” magazine; call 800-323-8039 ext. 247.


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