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New harvest project

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24 May 2013

by a staff reporter

THE charity that mobilised churches and schools to send out more than 100 million shoeboxes packed with Christmas presents to children in poverty, has launched a new initiative.

Samaritan's Purse UK's project Raising Families will work through churches in Asia and Africa to provide access to health care, education, and food for families living in poverty. The project seeks to reach 30,000 families over the next three years.

Churches are being encouraged to support the initiative by sending for a harvest pack of resources.

The executive director of Samaritan's Purse UK, Simon Barrington, said: "With families in some of the poorest and hardest-to-reach parts of the world trapped in a cycle of extreme poverty, this is the time for us to work together with them, through local churches, to give vulnerable children and families a future."

The initiative was outlined at the Christian Resources Exhibition last week, and more details of how individuals can support it will be released over the next few weeks.

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