Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Humanitarian Assistance - period ended 10.15.2006

Humanitarian Assistance / Mullica Hill Friends Meeting // Charity ready to launch 4th campaign year / The Gloucester County Times / Gloucester / NJ / USA /15-Oct-06// ... Also contributing were: The United Way of Gloucester County; Mullica Hill Society of Friends; Franklin Township Democrat Club; Rotary Club of Mullica Hill ...

Humanitarian Assistance / Immigration / Jackson Friends Church / Tessou, Julien / McKinley’s Tessou fled Togo, now finds a home in Canton / Canton Repository / Canton / OH / USA /10-Oct-06// ... They were reunited Feb. 28 at Akron-Canton Regional Airport through the help of Jackson Friends Church, where the Tessous worship. ...

Humanitarian Assistance / Immigration / Jackson Friends Church / Tessou, Julien / Togo family moves into new house / Canton Repository / Canton / OH / USA /9-Oct-06// ... 70 other people in celebrating the dedication of the Tessou family’s new home, built in large part by members of the Jackson Friends Church in conjunction ...

Humanitarian Assistance / Homelessness / Accountability / George Fox University / Quakers evict homeless from Seattle camp / The Olympian / Seattle / WA / USA /14-Oct-06/ AP /... SEATTLE - After years of welcoming homeless people to sleep on their property, a Quakers worship group in north Seattle has evicted its guests after a number of incidents involving violence and drugs.

The Quakers who meet in the University District decided the homeless visitors were not respecting their beliefs about personal accountability and opposition to violence, and that closing down the camp was the only answer.

They also feared for the safety of the children in a preschool that rents space in the Quaker building.

"As Quakers, we recognize there is that of God in each person," says Warren Ostrom, the group's clerk and spokesman. But "there was a change in our welcome" when the homeless repeatedly broke rules. Ostrom said they did not use force to send the homeless away. ...

kgw.com / Portland / OR / USA

Seattle Times / Seattle / WA / USA


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