The purpose for our corporation is to perform charitable activities within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3) and the Chapter 496, F.S. Specifically, the corporation is organized to provide disaster relief and development assistance in the form of engineering and other technical consultings and assistance. Furthermore, helping by providing equipment and materials to carry out assistance, and other organizational and consulting services designed to assist local organizations and governments in preparing for and responding to all kinds of disasters caused by terrorism, environmental contamination oil spills, earthquakes, tsunamis and water droughts.
Coral Springs, FL 33076-2250
Church World Service was born in 1946, in the aftermath of World War II. Seventeen denominations came together to form an agency “to do in partnership what none of us could hope to do as well alone.” The mission: Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, comfort the aged, shelter the homeless.
More than 70 years later the mission remains, though where and how we accomplish it has changed dramatically.
In 1946-47, U.S. churches opened their hearts and provided more than 11 million pounds of food, clothing, and medical supplies to war-torn Europe and Asia. Protestants and Catholics pooled talent and resources to meet a staggering refugee crisis. Today the Immigration and Refugee Program of CWS is a vital, internationally-recognized operation, having resettled nearly half a million refugees since its inception.
Elkhart, IN 46515
HELP – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe opened its office in Montenegro’s capital, Podgorica, in April 1999 during the height of the crisis in Kosovo. 1999 was a tumultuous year for humanitarian organizations working in Montenegro. Beneficiary profiles and numbers changed dramatically, from a peak influx of over 84,000 Kos Albanian IDPs in May, to their sudden and massive return in July, followed by a second influx of Serbian, Montenegrin, and Roma IDPs as a result of continued unrest in Kosovo.
HELP is engaged in emergency assistance as well as in rehabilitation and development projects. Whenever possible we are linking emergency aid with selfhelp. It is our aim to encourage the efforts made by the communities affected by catastrophes and misery in order to have them improve their living circumstances themselves. For this reason we are closely cooperating with indigenous partners and NGOs knowing that these people are best familiar with local conditions, culture and needs. Thus we are complementing local efforts and provide external assistance when needed. With our projects we are not only covering immediate humanitarian needs, but we are fighting the causes as well thus aiming at durable solutions. Trying to work most effectively we do of course coordinate our projects with national and international organisations.
For over 45 years the aid and human rights organisation medico international has fought for social change. In solidarity with socially excluded and marginalised people in the global South, medico works to promote good living conditions for people which maximise health and social justice. The goal is not merely to reduce poverty, want and violence, but to identify and overcome their causes. The problem in the world is not too little aid, but rather the conditions that make more and more aid necessary.
For medico, aid is part of comprehensive political action in solidarity. Our efforts to support emancipatory processes are made in the awareness of the ambivalent consequences of aid. We operate on the maxim ‘Defend, criticise and overcome aid‘. The core issue is cooperation in partnership with actors in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Rather than exporting aid materials, staff or projects, we support local structures and initiatives. Our partners are not passive recipients of aid – instead, they are competent actors, themselves organising aid in the struggle for better living conditions and fighting for the human right to health.
60314 Frankfurt am Main
World Relief stands with the vulnerable and partners with local churches to end the cycle of suffering, transform lives and build sustainable communities.
With initiatives that focus on disaster response, health and child development, refugee and immigration services, economic development and peacebuilding, we work holistically with the local church to stand for the sick, the widowed, the orphaned, the alienated, the displaced, the devastated, the marginalized and the disenfranchised.
Baltimore, Maryland 21202