The effort to raise one million pounds of food for the Central African Republic has been formally announced. In an email sent yesterday (January 22, 2014), Barb Wooler, the director of Emergency Relief Efforts, Encompass World Partners, shared the goal to raise one million pounds of rice, beans, millet, corn, and manioc which will be bundled in 100-pound sacks and distributed by the Grace Brethren churches in the C.A.R. For more information, click here. Barb’s letter is also included below.
We are so thankful for the thousands who joined together in January 20’s International Day of Solidarity to bless the people of the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). Our prayers are already making a difference. Let’s keep the prayer G-I-F-T for the CAR going in the weeks to come: G = Government, I = Insecurity, F = Food, T = transportation of food.
The scale of the humanitarian crisis in the CAR is so great that it will require an all-hands-on-deck response – everyone and every agency doing what it can. We can’t meet all the present needs. But we can do something! With 50 percent of the population needing some type of assistance, and at least 25 percent in food crisis, Encompass is excited to invite you to join us in providing FOOD. Lots of it. A million pounds of food!
1,000,000 lbs of rice, beans, millet, corn, manioc — bundled up in 100-pound sacks. Each sack costs $50 (to purchase, transport, and deliver).
You have been asking how you can help the needy people of the C.A.R., many of them brothers and sisters in Christ. At $50 per sack, nearly all of us – you, your family, your small group, your Sunday School/ABF class, your church – can make a difference in someone’s life! We’ll be providing food relief from now until the 2014 harvest in September. Funds to provide grain and food for these sacks must be in by June 1st so that we can get the food you provide delivered in a timely manner.
GIVE or make a commitment to give today at Encompass’ Africa FOOD Relief page. With God’s help, your gift of food will help save lives; it will also say “You are not alone” to our beautiful family in the CAR.