Covenant World Relief Praised by Cyclone Sidr Victims

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BANGLADESH (December 20, 2007) – Victims of Cyclone Sidr that rampaged through this country November 15 held up signs thanking Covenant World Relief (CWR) as they stood in line to receive food paid for by the Evangelical Covenant Church relief and development ministry.

Vital supplies of rice, salt and pulse were distributed December 12. Pulse is a classification of certain beans and peas with seeds that have high protein content.

Cyclone Sidr left nearly 200,000 people homeless and killed as many as 10,000 others, according to news reports. Winds reached as high as 135 miles per hour.

In an email, a representative of CWR partner, United Bethany Church Society, wrote “UBCS is so much thankful to Covenant World Relief.” For a closer look at the faces in need, and the faces providing critical food and relief supplies, please see The Many Faces of Relief.

“These pictures emphasize the impact that Covenanters are having because of their generosity,” says Jim Sundholm, executive director of CWR. “Their compassion has literally meant the difference between life and death for many people around the world.”

Individuals desiring to assist Covenant World Relief in its worldwide relief efforts, like the one in Bangladesh, and especially those who are considering year-end charitable gifts, may direct checks (marked for Covenant World Relief) to Covenant World Relief, 5101 N. Francisco Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60625.

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