MCC Legacy Trust is responding to Christ’s call to serve the poor. In a world where the number of marginalized, displaced and threatened people seems to be ever increasing, MCC Legacy Trust is helping resource Mennonite Central Committee as it responds to basic human needs and works for peace and justice.
There are currently over 21 million refugees in the world, over half of whom are children. They come from Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia but there are also millions fleeing from the lesser known crisis in South Sudan, Congo and Myanmar among others.
To date, MCC has invested over $41 million (USD) to support those people displaced due to the conflict in the Middle East. MCC’s largest humanitarian response to date. Caring for refugees has been at the heart of MCC’s work since it started in 1920, responding to the needs of the hungry and displaced in the Ukraine as a result of the Russian Revolution.
As MCC approaches its centennial in 2020, there is so much more to be done. Water security for Bolivia, peace building in Burkina Faso, women’s health in Tanzania, food security in Laos, education in Ukraine. With the help of hundreds of partners in over 55 countries, and thousands of donors and volunteers, MCC is sharing God’s love and compassion in areas forgotten by the rest of the world and with those in greatest need.
MCC Legacy Trust is helping to ensure Mennonite Central Committee is resourced to respond to the world in need, a world longing to be in right relationship with God, one another and creation.
About MCC British Columbia
Through local programs, MCC British Columbia (MCC BC) works to meet needs here at home. We also support MCC’s work in 54 countries around the world by raising funds, mobilizing materials, and providing international workers. MCC British Columbia is one of six provincial offices in Canada.