By Scott O’Neill, Presbyterian News Service.
Contributors to the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering often wonder where their donations go. The Presbyterian Hunger Program, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Self-Development of People combined efforts to illustrate the reach of the offering’s funds. Today they launched an interactive global map that details initiatives being supported, along with Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) sites.
“The map represents a visual opportunity for those familiar with only one of the ministries to learn about the other two,” says Margaret Mwale, associate, community relations for the Self-Development of People. “It’s a great opportunity for people to connect to OGHS efforts in their local communities and at the same time attests to the breadth of the work performed across the church throughout the United States and internationally.”
The Google map is a useful resource for learning about volunteer, internship and advocacy opportunities offered by the program partners. It uses unique icons for each agency in the left navigation bar, and expands to list partners and grantees. The map includes the partnering organization, category of work and a detailed description of the project or program. A search function, links to external websites, photos and contact information are included.
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