Dear friend of Week of Compassion,
Week of Compassion recently received an Oreon E Scott grant in order to assess racial equity in its domestic disaster response, relief, and recovery work. While many know Week of Compassion as a critical responder to global relief and recovery, this survey invites focus on racially equitable domestic response–funding and on-site volunteering–to natural and human-caused disasters. A critical piece of this assessment is to survey people who are invested in Week of Compassion and its mission. Because of your familiarity with and commitment to the work of Week of Compassion, you are being asked to complete this survey. Your insights will be invaluable to this process.
By completing this survey, you are helping strengthen the ministry of Week of Compassion to fulfil, deepen, and refine its domestic disaster work in antiracist ways. While the staff and board will receive the results, your specific responses will be kept anonymous. Please note that the survey asks for racial/ethnic identity in order to make sure we are receiving adequate survey data from underrepresented communities in the denomination where Week of Compassion serves.
The survey will take 20-30 minutes to complete. Please try to complete this survey by Monday, October 4. Please remember, this survey is intended to glean information on perceptions about Week of Compassion, access to resources through Week of Compassion, and experiences with Week of Compassion in its domestic response ministries only. Review of international responses is not included in this process.
Thanks to your wisdom and insight, our hope is that Week of Compassion will more ably meet the needs of broader and increasingly diverse communities affected by natural and human-caused disasters.
Sandhya Jha and Lori Adams, Anti-oppression consultants