How World Vision is responding to the COvID-19 PAndemic

    For the first time in 70 years, World Vision has declared a global emergency response.This means we are responding to COVID-19 in nearly 100 countries globally, including the United States. In addition, we are scaling up efforts in a set of focus countries where the effects of the crisis could be most devastating. Please continue praying and financially supporting World Vision’s work as you are called or able. 

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Our Call

    World Vision is called to be the hands and feet of Jesus. God has blessed this ministry with decades of experience, exceptional field staff, dedicated donor partners, and trusted relationships with governments, local authorities and faith leaders all over the world.  World Vision has extensive experience in supporting social and behavioral change in the face of global disease outbreaks, including polio, Zika, H5N1, and the Ebola crisis. We’ve supported the most vulnerable people in some of the world’s darkest times. This type of work is in our DNA. It’s what we do. Our goals are to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, to protect health care workers and equip health facilities, and to provide for the urgent basic needs of the most vulnerable people on the planet to bring life, hope, and a future.  

    And by God’s provision, we are uniquely equipped to make a significant impact in the lives of tens of millions of people as we fight this virus together.

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Global Response

    covid_bangladeshWorld Vision is responding to COVID-19 in the nearly 100 countries where we operate.  In addition to our ongoing work, we have identified focus countries where the effects of the crisis could be most devastating due to transmission rates, ongoing humanitarian needs, high mortality, health system capacity, population density, and proximity to the epicenter of the pandemic.

    Our three key objectives are to: 

    • Prevent the spread by getting critical behavior change information out quickly – including handwashing, physical distancing, and cough hygiene – through our massive team of community health workers, print, digital, radio, and partnerships with faith leaders
    • Protect and strengthen health workers and systems by providing personal protective equipment, hygiene supplies, and other desperately needed medical equipment and provisions.
    • Support children and families by providing cash and voucher programs, food distributions, care packs and educational materials.

    Here are a few examples of how your gift can help:

    • $5,000 can provide 700 children with activity packs so they can continue learning during school closures
    • $50,000 can provide 45,000 families with a month’s supply of soap
    • $100,000 can provide 2,300 home caregivers with the soap, masks, and disinfectant needed to care for one person with mild symptoms for two weeks, decreasing the burden on hospitals and clinics

    As of April 16th, we have reached more than 5.3 million people with vital information, practical assistance, and basic needs. Millions more children and families are counting on World Vision now more than ever. Please help us continue to equip and protect the most vulnerable from the effects of this pandemic.

    Support the Global Response

    [fa icon="plus-square"] U.S. Response

    D400-1906-040_Medium_resAs the world navigates new and unexpected challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, already-vulnerable families across the United States are facing an unprecedented crisis. Many are losing both income and school lunches that helped their children stay fed. World Vision has partnerships with churches and school districts across the U.S. to identify these families and we’re already responding.

    World Vision is providing Family Emergency Kits – they include a week’s worth of food for a family of five, hygiene and protective items, educational supplies and resources for kids, and more. These kits bring hope and show the love of Jesus to kids and families in the U.S. by providing them with the essentials they need.

    World Vision is working hand in hand with churches and other local organizations to meet urgent needs. Our goal is to provide 650,000 people across the nation with Family Emergency Kits. Our partnership with churches provides a local distribution point for the delivery of the kits.

    We have 14 strategic locations across the U.S. ready to help deliver food and essentials to vulnerable families. From Seattle, to Chicago, Dallas, New York and other cities, we need generous donors who will step alongside families impacted by COVID-19 and provide them with the food and essentials they desperately need.

    In addition to the Family Emergency Kits, World Vision’s programs are protecting children and families by providing critical supplies to medical centers with Personal Protective Equipment including face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer.

    Opportunities for you to make a difference.

    • Your gift of $75 can provide a Family Emergency Kit to one family, which includes things like:
      • Nutritious fruits and vegetables, protein, pasta, rice and cereal to feed a family of five for one week.
      • School supplies like color crayons, erasers, scissors, glue and more.
      • Hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and first-aid antiseptic.
      • Paper products including toilet paper and paper towels.
      • Books, board games, and coloring books.
    • Your gift of $7,500 can equip a church to distribute a week’s worth of food and emergency supplies to 500 people. This is one entire church distribution of 100 Family Emergency Kits.

    Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus to the most vulnerable among us. We’re so grateful for you.

    Support the U.S. Response

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Hope Over Fear Virtual Event Series

    Thursday, May 14: Hear about World Vision's COVID-19 domestic response

    A front-line status update on World Vision’s domestic response to COVID-19. See how World Vision is caring for the most vulnerable in the United States.

     

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Pray

    Our work is only possible with generous donors like you. We are so thankful for you and the faithful family of believers who have supported this ministry over the years. Our staff has been greatly encouraged by your prayers and inquiries into our own well-being. We are truly in this crisis together, every one of us: you, World Vision staff, and the children and families we serve around the world. We rest in the knowledge that God is all-powerful and God is with us, and we pray with confidence.

    Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. … He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
    Psalm 91:1,4 (NIV)

     

     

    Let’s come together in prayer for:

    • those who are sick and quarantined
    • families who have lost loved ones
    • Government leaders as they make tough decisions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19
    • the safety of front-line health care workers.
    • our neighborhoods to stay strong and loving
    • the continued transformation of children and communities living in poverty
    • God’s perfect love to cast out fear

     

    Text "pray" to 44888 to receive more ways to pray. You'll receive a weekly text with a prayer prompt going forward.

    We would also like to pray for you. If you need prayer, you can call our Prayer Phone Line at 888.858.PRAY(7729) between 6am and 6pm PST.  Alternatively, you can  fill out the form below to send in your prayer request and our staff will join you in prayer.

    [fa icon="plus-square"] Give

    If you are able to provide financial support, here are some examples of how your gift can help:

    • $75 can provide a Family Emergency Kit to feed and provide for a family of five in the U.S. for one week.
    • $450 can provide 6 families in the U.S. with Family Emergency Kits.
    • $1,000 can provide 250 international healthcare workers with a two-week supply of respirator masks
    • $5,000 can provide 200 international families with thermometers, hand sanitizer, tissues, antibacterial soap and educational materials

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