Posts tagged ‘Development-Relief’

Founders Day Event Raises Funds for Haiti Relief

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 25, 2010) – More than 400 people celebrated the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) by focusing on themes that have been at the core of the movement from its inception – compassion and mercy. Continue Reading »

Haiti Relief: Urgent Need for Experienced Physicians

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“I thought I would be dead before we received water in our village. I have had to walk four kilometers for water all my life. Seven years ago we began to dream about getting water. Now we have it and I thank God. I am also proud of what our village has accomplished working together.”
Pedrina, from San Bartolo, Honduras.

David Husby
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Observer Encouraged by Spirit of Haiti Quake Survivors

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (February 16, 2010) – Ministry partners who are meeting the needs of Haitian survivors amid the devastation left by the January 12 earthquake are inspiring Jeff Anderson, superintendent of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada (ECCC). Continue Reading »

Covenant Donations to Haiti Relief Top $600,000 Mark

CHICAGO, IL (February 12, 2010) – One month after an earthquake destroyed Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and surrounding areas, Covenant World Relief has received more than $600,000 in donations, Director David Husby said today. Continue Reading »

Grief, Trauma Counselors Sought for Haiti Initiative

CHICAGO, IL (February 10, 2009) – World Relief International is seeking grief and trauma counselors to help with work in Haiti. Counselors who speak French or Creole are especially needed. Continue Reading »

Haitian-Born Covenanter Coordinates USAID Relief

WASHINGTON, DC (February 8, 2010) – Former North Park University professor and Covenanter Robert Boncy, who led the school’s first mission trips to his native Haiti, is now helping coordinate the U.S. government’s recovery efforts in the decimated country, where he lost two relatives. Continue Reading »

In Haiti during Quake, Covenanters Lend Hand at Orphanage

By Stan Friedman

LUNENBERG, MA (February 3, 2010) – The bus in which Barbara “Bobbie” Curtis was riding was about to pull alongside the 10-foot-high cinder block wall surrounding the guesthouse where she and fellow mission team members were staying after spending a day helping at a Haitian orphanage. Continue Reading »

Covenant Children’s Home Residents Contribute to Haiti Relief Efforts

You may use the following directories to find contact information for ECC staff.

The general contact for The Evangelical Covenant Church is below. If you don’t know who to call, you will be directed to the best available person.
Mailing Address:
The Evangelical Covenant Church
5101 N Francisco Avenue
Chicago IL 60625

Phone:
(773) 784-3000

Physicians Must Be ‘Resourceful’ in Treating Haitians

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CWR Director Outlines Response to Haiti

DENVER, CO (January 29, 2010) – “It has been a real team effort,” said Covenant World Relief (CWR) Director David Husby in describing the work involved in responding to the Haiti earthquake and in particular in setting up the new Haiti Relief Fund, which President Gary Walter reported has reached the $500,000 mark. Continue Reading »