World Concern anniversary event raises $367,000 to transform lives around the world

Friday, October 2, 2015

On Saturday, September 26, more than 400 supporters and guests celebrated the 60th anniversary of World Concern, a Shoreline-based Christian humanitarian organization.

The event, called Transform, was held at the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo, and raised $367,000 to help transform lives in some of the world’s poorest countries.

“I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the amazing generosity of World Concern supporters and friends,” said World Concern President Jacinta Tegman. 
“On Saturday night those in attendance gave enough to deeply impact more than 60,000 lives. Because of this, many of the world’s poorest people will have access to clean water, education, and essential nutrition. It was a joy to celebrate our 60-year history and at the same time make a difference in vulnerable lives and communities.”

Founded in 1955 by Seattle physician Wilbert Saunders and pharmacist Jim McCoy, World Concern began as Medicine for Missions, which supplied medicine to clinics and hospitals overseas. In 1970 Medicine for Missions officially joined CRISTA Ministries and in 1976, was renamed World Concern.

For 60 years, World Concern has served the world’s poor through disaster response and sustainable community development programs. In some of the most dangerous, challenging places in the world, where suffering, conflict, and disease are worst, World Concern brings relief and hope to those in greatest need.

Today, World Concern serves in 12 countries throughout East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Haiti. Ninety-five percent of World Concern’s overseas staff are nationals of the countries where they work.

For more information on World Concern’s programs or to donate, see the webpage.


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