- Urk Friday population has nearly a ton (99 605 euro) raised for projects in Ethiopia. The community collects every year on Christmas Day. The money goes to projects in areas such as education, fisheries, agriculture and health. A spokesman for the Interchurch Foundation for Ethiopia / Eritrea to let me know.
The collection delivers each year about a ton on. Last year, the total was more than 92 000, as the previous year.
During the Christmas collection were between 12. 00 and 13. 00 pm at fifteen sites in Urk large collection boxes where people could stop the money. The church bells rang every fifteen minutes to remind the public to the collection.