World hunger funds urgently needed

Even as volunteers are responding to assist Minot, N.D., residents who have been inundated with water, Baptist Global Response leaders issued a plea this week for World Hunger Funds. Gifts to the fund last year were 60 percent below donations in 2001.

A crisis is brewing in Africa due to extreme drought conditions. Donations to the World Hunger Fund will help Southern Baptists meet some of the urgent needs in the region.