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PWRDF has disbursed $1 million for Haiti relief.

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund is responding to the Haiti earthquake through the Diocese of Haiti, ACT Alliance (ACT), a global alliance of churches and related agencies working to support communities in emergencies worldwide and by working with Canadian church organizations through Canadian Churches in Action (CCA), a coalition of churches and church-based relief agencies that work together to ensure greater efficiency and impact in emergency situations.
Anglicans continue to contribute and PWRDF is the recipient of $2,003,707 with $1,989,472 eligible for the government match.

  • An initial grant of $50,000 for immediate response was sent to ACT from PWRDF’s Emergency Program Budget. This grant facilitated, among other things, effective communication and coordination among the ACT members and with United Nations clusters and agencies, providing logistics and security during the early days of the disaster.
  • A further $700,000 has been sent to ACT with $350,000 going to ACT member Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) to provide 1,600 households, approximately 9,600 individuals, with tool kits, hygiene kits, kitchen kits, tarps and other transitional housing materials in the communities surrounding Léogâne. The other $350,000 has gone to ACT member Lutheran World Federation (LWF) for the provision of food, hygiene kits, kitchen kits, blankets, mosquito nets, mattresses and plastic sheeting to meet the emergency shelter needs of 11,700 people.  LWF is also distributing transitional housing materials to 5,000 families in rural communities.
  • $250,000 has been sent to the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti through PWRDF’s US counterpart Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD).  The Diocese has been providing food, water, health care, medicine and temporary shelter to more than 20,000 people.

Nearly two months after the earthquake PWRDF, through its partners, continues to work with local communities and people as the work shifts from emergency response to reconstruction and rehabilitation. Thanks to Anglicans in Canada, PWRDF is there.

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