June 16, 2008
Anglicans across Canada continue to respond overwhelmingly to The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund’s (PWRDF’s) request for donations to the dual disasters in Myanmar (Burma) and China, contributing more than $210,000 in donations towards disaster relief.
More than $147,000 has come in for Burma, with $65,500 of that coming from individual donors and $81,500 from churches. Individual donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
About $63,500 has come in so far for China. The deadline for CIDA to match donations is Monday, June 23.
PWRDF will continue to receive funds after the June 23 deadline, even though those funds will not be matched by CIDA.
PWRDF’s Finance office staff are processing stacks of donations which come in through the mail and through online donations. About one-third of all individual donations were received through the online donation feature.