Stories by Simon Chambers

Simon Chambers

“This is Ministry”- the Anglican response to the Fort McMurray fires

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The Bold Centre in Lac La Biche, AB, is serving as an emergency shelter for evacuees from Fort McMurray. Photo: Diocese of Edmonton

On May 12, PWRDF sent an initial $6000 to the Diocese of Edmonton for immediate relief needs for evacuees of the Fort McMurray fires.  This […]

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Reconstruction in Nepal: the next few years

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Reconstruction in Nepal will continue for years to come as homes and communities are rebuilt. Photo: ACT/Paul Jeffrey

In the year since the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, PWRDF has worked through the ACT Alliance to provide immediate relief and then to begin […]

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Expanding addiction treatment options in Burma

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Acupuncture is one of the detoxification methods used by DARE workers. Photo: DARE

The Drug Addiction Recovery and Education (DARE) Network is opening the first comprehensive non-medical addiction treatment centre in Burma,  made possible by a ceasefire agreement […]

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PWRDF Sends $15,000 for Relief in Alberta Wildfires

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Wildfires loom in Fort McMurray earlier this week. Photo: Jodi Schmidt

As the fires burn in and around Fort McMurray evacuation efforts continue.  8000 people were evacuated by air to Edmonton and Calgary yesterday.  PWRDF has […]

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PWRDF to respond to Fort McMurray wildfires

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As the city of Fort McMurray sits under a mandatory evacuation notice and wild fires continue to rage around the city, 60,000 people have been […]

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This Mother’s Day, Give the Gift of a Healthy Baby

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Nosakimo and her one-week old baby girl Ayabanga are supported by PWRDF partner The Keiskamma Trust in South Africa. Photo: Zaida Bastos

PWRDF works with partners around the world to help mothers to give birth safely, and to ensure that mothers and their children are healthy and […]

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The Impact of Community Theatre

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Members of the community theatre troupe at Meconta Secondary School in Mozambique. Photo: Richard Librock

Sometimes it takes young people to get through to young people.  Especially when the topic is something they’d rather not talk about with adults, like […]

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PWRDF announces $40,000 for relief work in Ethiopia

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Amene Ahmed working with his cattle in Ethiopia. Photo: Johannes Odé

Amene Ahmed, 22,  lives with his wife and two daughters in Adele in the lowlands of Ethiopia. He works as a farmer and has one […]

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Nepal: One Year Later

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Bhagwati Tamang lays bricks in Jogimara, a village in the Dhading District of Nepal Tamang, an experienced mason, has helped the ACT Alliance train other carpenters and masons in the community so they'll be ready to help construct permanent housing. Photo: ACT/Paul Jeffrey

One year ago today, Kathmandu and the surrounding region in Nepal was devastated by an earthquake that killed over 8000 people, destroyed hundreds of thousands of […]

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PWRDF Announces $15,000 for Ecuadorian Earthquake Relief

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Ecuador earthquake infographic by ACT Alliance

PWRDF  will send an initial grant of $15,000 through the ACT Alliance for relief efforts in Ecuador after the deadly  7.8 magnitude earthquake of April […]

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