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Fol­low­ing are the num­bers drawn on Sun­day:

MARY­LAND

Pick 3:

Pick 4:

Bonus Match 5: 1-6-9-32-34

7-1-6 9-4-8-2 Bonus Ball: 18

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J♦ J♥ 10♥ J♠ 3♣ Mid­day Pick 3: Mid­day Pick 4: www.md­lot­tery.com or 410-230-8830

6-6-9 7-8-4-5

PENN­SYL­VA­NIA Pick 2: Pick 3: Pick 4:

Pick 5:

Cash 5: Match 6: Trea­sure Hunt:

5-7, 2 4-3-7-1, 2 1-5-2-5-6, 2 5-11-16-26-30 5-7-9-12-39-46 12-18-26-27-29

2-5-0, 2 Mid­day Pick 2: 2-0, 9

Mid­day Pick 3: 2-2-8, 9

Mid­day Pick 4: 0-9-0-7, 9

Mid­day Pick 5: 5-9-5-7-5, 9 DIS­TRICT OF COLUMBIA D.C. 2 Game:

D.C. 3 Game:

D.C. 4 Game:

D.C. 5 Game:

Mid­day D.C. 2: Mid­day D.C. 3: Mid­day D.C. 4: Mid­day D.C. 5:

1-1 6-3-3 0-2-1-5 0-3-3-7-7 0-8 6-8-6 9-8-1-3 8-0-3-7-0

SATUR­DAY’S RE­SULTS Power­ball:

7-36-48-57-58, 24

works in 19 coun­tries, fo­cus­ing on disas­ter relief and sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment.

IMA was es­tab­lished in New Wind­sor in 1960 as In­ter­church Med­i­cal As­sis­tance by an ec­u­meni­cal group, of which Lutheran World Relief was a found­ing mem­ber, said Rick San­tos, who has run IMA for about a decade. He is serv­ing as a se­nior ad­viser dur­ing the merger. IMA runs health pro­grams in six coun­tries with about $90 mil­lion.

The new or­ga­ni­za­tion will be called Lutheran World Relief-IMA World Health to main­tain iden­tity among the peo­ple served and donors. The or­ga­ni­za­tions will re­main sep­a­rate le­gal en­ti­ties un­til the merger is ap­proved by reg­u­la­tory au­thor­i­ties. The staffs, which will be com­bined, are meet­ing weekly to work through the lo­gis­tics.

Join­ing forces will al­low the com­bined or­ga­ni­za­tion to serve com­mu­ni­ties more holis­ti­cally and bet­ter com­pete for pro­gram dol­lars, said Tanvi Nag­pal, di­rec­tor of the in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ment pro­gram at the Johns Hopkins Uni­ver­sity School of Ad­vanced In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies. By work­ing to­gether, they will also re­duce the bur­den on the com­mu­ni­ties they’re serv­ing and their gov­ern­ments by giv­ing them fewer out­siders and bu­reau­cra­cies to deal with, she said.

“They are both bring­ing, not just their ex­per­tise, but their val­ues to the same com­mu­nity — and are also re­duc­ing the cost of the host com­mu­nity,” Nag­pal said. “They im­prove their im­pact on the ground and the com­mu­nity ben­e­fits by not hav­ing to deal with two sep­a­rate en­ti­ties. To the ex­tent this al­lows these or­ga­ni­za­tions to reach more peo­ple, it’s a good thing.

“There is such a vast need for hu­man­i­tar­ian as­sis­tance in the world right now.”

IMA set out to find a part­ner more than two years ago, and Lutheran World Relief shared a sim­i­lar ap­proach in the global com­mu­ni­ties in which they serve, San­tos said. He said both or­ga­ni­za­tions are faith­based and work to build the ca­pac­ity of lo­cal part­ners, rather than cre­ate par­al­lel sys­tems.

The or­ga­ni­za­tions have worked to­gether fre­quently over the past half-cen­tury, he said. For ex­am­ple, IMA has di­rected more than $75 mil­lion in med­i­ca­tions and med­i­cal sup­plies to Lutheran World Relief for its out­reach.

The new part­ner­ship opens up more pos­si­bil­i­ties, San­tos said.

“We can be­gin to look at things a lit­tle more holis­ti­cally and ad­dress the whole per­son with our tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise in health and their’s in build­ing agri­cul­tural liveli­hoods,” he said. “If you look at work­ing with peo­ple to lift them out of poverty, it takes a multi-sec­tor ap­proach.”

Speck­hard said the value of a merger came into clear fo­cus for him when he was vis­it­ing Niger in West Africa, where Lutheran World Relief has worked for decades. As part of the out­reach, the or­ga­ni­za­tion had helped a com­mu­nity in a re­mote area cre­ate a liveli­hood for its peo­ple in­volv­ing sheep. But just as the fam­i­lies there were get­ting a foothold, some­one got sick and the fam­ily ended up spend­ing all of its pooled money on trans­porta­tion to get the sick per­son to a faraway health clinic, not even hav­ing enough to pay for the health care it­self.

“When you travel overseas and visit these im­pov­er­ished com­mu­ni­ties and the fam­i­lies who are re­ally strug­gling in their lives, you find it’s not re­ally a fair choice to say would you rather have food se­cu­rity or would you rather have health,” said Speck­hard, who will con­tinue to earn about $318,000 a year af­ter the merger. “The re­al­ity is, these things are in­ter­twined.

“By com­ing to­gether we’re go­ing to be able to look more holis­ti­cally at the needs of the peo­ple in the com­mu­ni­ties in a way that en­sures a more sus­tain­able and last­ing re­sult.”

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