Cross International vice president chosen to sit on board of national network of relief organizations
POMPANO BEACH, FL (Jan. 19, 2011) — Cross International’s Vice President for Missions, David Adams, was recently elected to serve on the board of Accord, a nationwide network of more than 70 Christian relief organizations.
“I am so pleased to have this opportunity to represent Cross International on this important board of directors,” Adams said. “This appointment is yet another measure of Cross’ recognition in the international charity community.”
Cross, a Christian relief and development organization based in South Florida, has been a member of Accord for four years.
Adams was elected by the membership of Accord during their recent annual conference and will serve a two-year term. The board directs the membership, budget, vision and alliances formed by the network.
Formally known as AERDO, Accord recently expanded its membership from only the evangelical community to all Christian churches and relief organizations serving the poor. This broader network of affiliates will allow Accord to better fulfill its mission: encouraging collaboration among organizations and building Christ-centered unity around the shared vision of eliminating poverty.
“As a new board member I hope to help foster even greater participation from all Christian denominations” Adams said.
Accord tackles issues such as better coordination among faith-based organizations and the U.S. Government in responding to disasters and assistance through churches to victims of AIDS in developing countries. This year’s recent meeting focused on Haiti and lessons learned during the earthquake relief efforts.
“My experience with Haiti will definitely be a benefit to the board as we look toward better ways to continue helping the Haitian people a year after the devastating earthquake,” Adams said.
Before coming to Cross, Adams spent decades working for USAID, including a stint as director of its Haiti programs. Adams joined Cross in April 2006.