History of APPA
The Action for Peace through Prayer and Aid (APPA) was founded in 1996 to serve the poor and homeless in Washington, DC by providing material aid and conflict intervention. APPA's primary goals are: to end homelessness, foster racial harmony, and promote international peace and justice.
Begun as a little shelter for the homeless on 4th Street NW in Washington, DC, in the past two decades APPA has developed its programs and services to address various needs. APPA now has branches in Baltimore, MD; NYC, New York; Atlanta, Georgia; London; Russia; Jordan; and Korea.
APPA is in consultative status international NGO with the UN Economic and Social Council. APPA is also in affiliation with UN NGO Members such as Global Common Society International (GCS), Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), World Energy Forum (WEF), and so on.
APPA's Mission Statement
To deliver love by helping those in needs without discrimination and to build a peaceful community by overcoming conflicts of the world
To accomplish the above mission, APPA strives to make meaningful contributions in supporting the United Nations's humanitarian effort for UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which include:
1) End poverty and hunger
2) Universal education
3) Gender equality
4) Child health
5) Maternal health
6) Combat HIV/AIDS
7) Environmental sustainability
8) Global partnership
At a more specific level, APPA prioritizes in educating young people by engaging them in various grassroots activities that advocate global peace and justice. To help those who are in immediate needs, APPA also provides physical, mental, social, and spiritual supports to local neighbors who are deprived of these crucial human needs. Lastly, APPA believes it to be very important to foster racial harmony between different ethnic and other subgroups by encouraging open communications between members of communities.
APPA Main Visions & Activities:
1. Participating UN Headquarters meeting and Annual DPI/NGO UN Conference
2. Facilitating UN NGO-Related Camps, Seminars and Workshops
3. Facilitating Annual UN & INGO Global Youth Leadership Conference
4. Training Aimed at Racial Harmony and Conflict Resolutions
5. Sending Aid and Volunteers to Areas in Need
6. Advocating for Fostering UN SDGs, Elimin Poverty, and Ending Homelessness