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PWRDF grants $5,000 to Episcopal Relief and Development for Hurricane Harvey

Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with dioceses throughout the affected areas in Texas and Louisiana as they assess the ongoing impact of Hurricane Harvey and prepare to respond. Photo Episcopal Relief and Development

August 31, 2017

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On Friday, August 25, Hurricane Harvey roared ashore near Houston, Texas, leaving in its wake more than four feet of rain, catastrophic and widespread flooding, and thousands of residents displaced from their home in temporary shelters as far away as Dallas and San Antonio. After days of rain, power outages, and levee breaches, Harvey turned its destructive attention on Louisiana.

PWRDF’s sister relief agency in the U.S., Episcopal Relief and Development has answered the call for emergency assistance in Houston and other affected areas. You can read President Robert W. Radtke’s post on how Episcopal Relief and Development is helping here.

In response to inquiries from PWRDF donors anxious to help in this emergency, a $5,000 grant to Episcopal Relief and Development was announced today to assist rescue, relief and recovery efforts in the affected areas.

Episcopal Relief and Development donors contributed $5,000 USD to PWRDF’s Fort McMurray wildfire relief efforts in June of 2016.

How You Can Help:

By Mail:

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund

80 Hayden Street

Toronto, Ontario M4G 3Y2   please specify “Hurricane Harvey” on your cheque

By Phone:

Jennifer Brown

Finance Administrative Officer

416-924-9199/1-866-308-7973, extension 355  please specify “Hurricane Harvey”

Online via Canada Helps:

Please click here to go directly to PWRDF’s secure Canada Helps donation page.  Please specify “Hurricane Harvey” in the “Include a Message for this Charity” comment box

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