Christadelphian Samaritan Fund and donation to appeals by UNICEF

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Christadelphians support various charities worldwide and in addition have set up organisations to cover the care of our elderly, families in distress, and missionary work. One of such funds is the Christadelphian Samaritan Fund which makes financial contributions to non-Christadelphians to provide for human need and the relief of suffering which is a consequence of war or natural disasters. It supports about 100 established charities involved in the relief of suffering or research into the causes of illness.

They also support the Disasters Emergency Committee, using funds specified for national and international disasters.

In August the Samaritan Fund made a substantial donation to appeals by UNICEF to bring humanitarian relief to hundreds of thousands of young children facing life threatening malnutrition in West Africa, and to the large numbers of refugees coming out of Syria now living in camps situated in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.

The Samaritan Fund is also able to forward donations from ecclesias and brethren and sisters wishing to support these appeals.

Donations should be sent to the Treasurer, Brother Ken Smith, Westhaven House, Arleston Way, Shirley, Solihull, West Mids., B90 4LH, with a note earmarking it for the UNICEF appeals for West Africa and/or refugees from Syria.

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