Emergency Response and Humanitarian Relief

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Naba Gurung (far right) is PWRDF’s Humanitarian Response Coordinator. He participated in a food distribution effort with Foodgrains Bank in Nepal in 2016.

Every year PWRDF responds to emergencies in Canada and around the world. Primarily, we allocate grants to appeals issued by the ACT Alliance, of which we are a member. ACT Alliance is an organization of 140 international Christian organizations working in areas of high need. When disaster happens, ACT is able to contact one of its members already in place and quickly get them funds for immediate necessities of life, such as water, sanitation, food and shelter. PWRDF also works with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank in this same capacity.

For information about oIn-Canada Emergency Responseur In-Canada Emergency Response procedure, please click here, or download this In-Canada Emergency Response booklet as single pages or spreads.

We are grateful to the generosity shown by our donors when disaster strikes. However, the need to have funds available at all times is increasingly apparent. Please consider donating to ongoing emergency relief by writing “emergency response” on your cheque, or choosing “emergency response” on PWRDF’s Canada Helps drop down menu.

In cases where donations exceed what is needed or where local conditions prevent program implementation, PWRDF will redirect funds to similar activities to help people in need. One percent of designated funds will be set aside for program monitoring and evaluation costs.

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