The Disaster Relief Fund may be initiated by the FAWCO President at the request of a FAWCO club or at the Board’s own initiative, in response to a recognized disaster with the intent of providing disaster relief through a reputable international organization or an association vetted by a FAWCO Member Club familiar with the area and circumstances of the disaster.   Funds received are administered by FAWCO.

The fund was renamed to Disaster Relief Fund - alleviating the "emergency" requirement and allowing for support of recovery as well as rebuilding projects also.

Requirements of the Member Club submitting the request require that:

1.     This request must have full support of the club's Board. 

2.     The requesting Member Club will be asked to research and suggest at least one recipient organization/ project.

3.     The requesting Member Club (or one of its members) should have a personal connection with the disaster or the recipient organization. This ensures credibility and long-term feedback on the recipient. The Board feels that FAWCO would not add much value if our recipient organization is a well-known international organization (e.g., Red Cross, Doctors without Borders) as our members could make these donations directly.

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FAWCO approved a new logo, tagline and Mission Statement

at its Interim Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany on March 13, 2016.

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FAWCO is an international federation of independent organizations whose mission is

  • to build strong support networks for its American and international membership;
  • to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide;
  • to advocate for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; and
  • to mobilize the skills of its membership in support of global initiatives for education, the environment, health and human rights.

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