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East Africa Crisis – Churches Raising Funds on Easter Sunday to Save Lives

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East Africa Crisis – Churches Raising Funds on Easter Sunday to Save Lives

Churches across the United Kingdom are raising funds to provide food, water, and medicines to meet the needs of 16 million people on the verge of starvation in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and, Somalia. The crisis in East Africa is the worst humanitarian disaster since 1945.

On Easter Sunday (16th April) these churches will make an exclusive collection for the East Africa Crisis. As Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, Reverend Eve believes “we should also celebrate new life for our brothers and sisters in Africa by saving lives.”

Feed the People is an initiative launched in response to the crisis in East Africa, following an emergency meeting in Birmingham, called by Reverend Canon Eve Pitts on 13th March 2017. Clergy and laity from various denominations attended and gave their long-term commitment to address food insecurity needs wherever it exists.

How to Donate

For donations to be counted as part of the Feed the People response, please donate as follows:

On-line: By going to www.caid.org.uk/eastafricacrisis and under EAST AFRICA APPEAL click on DONATE, enter your amount, under ‘I am donating’ select the third option ‘On behalf of another individual, a church or other group/organisation, ‘under ‘Details’ enter the Reference OR853051 in each of the three boxes.

Cheques: Made payable to Christian Aid, and marked on the back Feed the People (East Africa Crisis Appeal) OR853051 and sent to Christian Aid, 403b The Big Peg, 120 Vyse Street, Birmingham B18 6NE.

Contact Information – Feed the People

Website – www.feedthepeopleuk.com

Reverend Canon Eve Pitts –Phone # – 0785-531-5222 Email – feedthepeopleuk@yahoo.com

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

Feed the People – Featured on BBC Midlands Today: https://www.facebook.com/midlandstoday/videos/10155110743009761/?pnref=story

Feed the PeopleCoordinating Committee: Rev Canon Eve Pitts, Dr. Joe Aldred, Rev Errol Oliver, David King, Rev Neville Fletcher, and Rev Deseta Davis

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