Ketsana Storm in the Philippines

News Release #1

Tropical Storm Ketsana struck on September 26 causing heavy rainfall, landslides and flash flooding that affected the island of Luzon and the National Capital Region. The Philippines government is appealing for foreign aid to help the 450,000 who are displaced and many more who are taking shelter where they can. More than 240 people have been reported dead and the count is rising. A ‘State of Calamity” has been issued for the Metro Manila region.
Ketsana has been upgraded to a typhoon and slammed into Vietnam where 22 people are reported dead. The Vietnamese government has evacuated over 170,000 people.

PWRDF Initial Response
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund has processed an initial grant of $15,000 to ACT International for the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP).

To Make a Donation

On-line
At the Canada Helps website you can designate your contribution to “Philippines Floods“.
By Phone 
For credit card donations contact
Ricky de Castro
416-924-9192 ext. 318 
1-866-308-7973
Please do not send your credit card number by e-mail or fax.
By Mail
Please make cheques out to “PWRDF”,
mark them for “Philippines Floods“.
and send them to:
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario  M4Y 3G2
PWRDF Donations Contact:
Ricky de Castro
416-924-9192 ext. 318 
1-866-308-7973
More heavy rain is expected this week as two new storms are brewing off the Philippines.
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is responding to this emergency through Action By Churches Together (ACT) International. ACT member, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), through its member churches, regional ecumenical councils and people’s organizations in the affected areas has been monitoring the situation. Local churches in the affected communities have been immediately opening their premises as evacuation and relief centers.  It has issued requests for in-kind material aid and donations to its churches and partners for support to the crisis response being mobilized and under way.
PWRDF will be monitoring this situation and responding through ACT International.

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