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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

PWRDF Alberta Wildfires Relief

Why to give to PWRDF for Alberta Wildfires Relief
The Red Cross is receiving matching funds from various levels of government for wildfire relief. We are receiving calls from parishes and individuals asking why they should give through PWRDF when their donation will be matched through the Red Cross.
The Red Cross is a great organization that has mobilized quickly and is doing amazing work.  But they are not everywhere, and they do not do all the things we do.  So here are the two main reasons that people should consider giving through PWRDF:
1)      The Red Cross cannot be everywhere and will not reach everyone in need, especially in the chaotic early days.  PWRDF (through Anglican parishes) is already on the ground and responding and will reach people who will not necessarily be reached by the Red Cross.
2)      The Red Cross’ mission is immediate relief efforts.  PWRDF will be working through the Dioceses in long-term reconstruction.  In Calgary after the floods, for example, we helped to refurbish some inner city ministries that were damaged, which allowed a day care to purchase new supplies and repaint their space.  The Diocese also sent funds to the Siksika First Nation to help with reconstruction work there.  We anticipate that similar projects will be undertaken in the wake of these fires.  As Bishop Jane Alexander of Edmonton told us, “We are in it for the long haul.”

Simon Chambers
Communications Coordinator
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
You can support PWRDF’s relief efforts:
Online:
You can designate your online donation for “Fort McMurray wild fire”.   (www.pwrdf.org)           
By Phone:
For credit card donations contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 3551-866-308-7973
Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.
By Mail:
Please make cheques payable to “PWRDF”, mark them for “Fort McMurray wild fire” and send them to:
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario  M4Y 3G2

Donations can also be forwarded to:

Huron Hunger Fund/PWRDF at

190 Queens Ave

London, ON   N6A 6H7

519-434-6893 or 1-800-919-1115 ext 236

Please make cheques payable to: “The Diocese of Huron” and add “Fort McMurray Wild Fire” in the note field.

 

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London, Ontario, Canada
N6A 6H7