Week of Compassion
Outreach of Speedway Christian Church
The ministry of Week of Compassion is a faithful and effective way for Disciples congregations, members and friends to channel their resources and concerns to the humanitarian needs of suffering people in the world.
Through Week of Compassion, North American Disciples reach out in the name of Christ to:
1. provide emergency and long-term assistance to people in the aftermath of natural catastrophes. In a typical year WOC responds to a disaster about once every two days.
2. respond with help, hope and hospitality to people who have been uprooted and displaced from their homelands by war, environmental catastrophe, famine and natural disaster
3. support programs of sustainable development and rehabilitation that empower people and communities to stand against and rise above hunger, poverty, disease, illiteracy, and other forces of injustice that deny and destroy human dignity.
4. encourage and support volunteer groups in "hands-on" mission and service opportunities.
Here is a link to the Week of Compassion home page.