June 4, 2008
Burma and China Relief
Anglican parishes and individuals are responding overwhelmingly to the devastation in Burma and in China in the wake of much-publicized disasters that hit those countries.
The finance department at The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund says it is trying to keep up with stacks of mail, telephone donations and online donations. As of June 8, more than $93,000 has come in from parishes and individuals. About $72,000 has been pledged to disaster relief in Burma and about $21,000 for China.
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is matching personal donations given to these two areas. CIDA will match all personal donations given to Burma until June 13 and will match all donations to the China effort until June 23.
PWRDF staff continue to gladly receive donations by mail, over the phone or through online donations at www.pwrdf.org .
To Make a Donation
Anglicans across Canada may respond with their donations through their local parishes, through online donations, or by calling PWRDF directly.
At the Canada Helps website.
Contact Barbara Wilkins at (416) 924-9199, ext. 320 for credit card donations. Please do not send your credit card number by e-mail or fax.
Please make cheques out to “PWRDF” mark them for Cyclone Nargis Disaster
and send them to:
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2