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Earthquake + Refugee Support

Earthquake Support for Haiti through Compassion International

On Saturday, August 14, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Haiti, directly impacting the area of more than 17K Compassion-assisted children. Houses, roads, businesses, churches and government buildings have been damaged, including 46 Compassion child development centers, 15 of which are considered “destroyed.” As the death toll has risen to over 2,100 people, it is estimated that this devastating earthquake has impacted 1.2 million people, who need clean water, medical care and shelter.

How You Can Support

Your gift to Compassion will go straight to the relief efforts being managed and implemented by Compassion teams to bring their work back online and help families and children recover their communities. Give online directly to Compassion or write your check to First Pres with Haiti in the memo line.

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Select the account for Earthquake Relief

Support for Refugees from Afghanistan through Morning Star Development

Morning Star Development is a Colorado Springs Christian faith-based nonprofit whose ministry is on the ground in Afghanistan helping with medical, leadership and community building, education and aiding those Afghans who are in diaspora. At the current time, Morning Star personnel are on the ground in Afghanistan assisting women and children and assisting individuals and families needing shelter and to continue needed relief and education efforts. Morning Star personnel are located in Kabul and four other cities. As refugees from Afghanistan come into the U.S. and make their way to Colorado Springs, Morning Star will be ready to assist when those refugees arrive here. This is a local mission in Colorado Springs, activated to help the Afghan people both in their country and in Colorado Springs.

How You Can Support

At this time, we have identified Morning Star as they are on the ground actively engaging in this crisis. As refugees make their way to Colorado Springs, our Mission Engagement Team will reevaluate our congregational response to move to assist in settling refugees in our community.

Your gift to Morning Star can be made through the Morning Star website by clicking "ACT NOW" or write your check to First Pres with Afghanistan in the memo line.

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Give Online through First Pres

Select the account for Refugee Relief