Christian Aid Week – 15 to 21 May
The week we love every neighbour
During Christian Aid Week volunteers in Shortlands, together with thousands of others across the country, will be taking part in house to house collections, raising money to help some of the world’s poorest people.
People like Morsheda, a young mother of four who has few assets and no savings. She lives on a low-lying island in Bangladesh where floods are a terrifying part of her family’s everyday life. Their single-room, corrugated-iron house has been flooded several times.
But together we can lift our neighbours like Morsheda to safety. Just £250 is enough to flood-proof Morsheda’s home by raising it eight foot on an earth plinth, and to provide a safe place to keep livestock and grow crops. It could also buy a goat, seeds and a wormery to help produce compost that could give her a long-term income.
So please look out for the red Christian Aid envelope that will be posted though your letter-box and collected by an authorised collector during the week beginning 15th May. Your generosity could transform the lives of our global neighbours.
For more information about the work of Christian Aid see the display at the back of church or www.christianaid.org.uk.