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PWRDF Providing Relief after Nepal Earthquake

A destroyed building in Kathmandu, Nepal after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake devastated the region on April 25, 2015. Photo: Lutheran World Federation/ACT Alliance

April 27, 2015

By Simon Chambers

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PWRDF has announced an initial grant of $20,000 in relief funds for Nepal after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake devastated the region between Kathmandu and Pokhara on Saturday. To date, over 3700 people are known to have died in the quake and 6500 have been injured as buildings in both cities and the towns and villages in between were damaged or destroyed.

PWRDF is responding through the ACT Alliance.  ACT members with offices in Kathmandu began providing immediate relief– food, water, shelter and medical supplies– within hours of the quake, and are currently determining what the greatest needs are as they coordinate their response.  PWRDF will continue to be in contact with ACT to determine the need for support, and will react accordingly.

All donations to PWRDF between April 25 and May 25, 2015 for the Nepal earthquake relief efforts will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the Government of Canada into their Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, which will be used to provide humanitarian relief in the wake of this catastrophe.

You can support our relief efforts in Nepal:

You can designate your online donation for “Nepal Earthquake”.

By Phone
For credit card donations contact:
Ricky de Castro
416-924-9192 ext. 318;      1-866-308-7973
Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.

By Mail
Please make cheques payable to “PWRDF”, mark them for “Nepal Earthquake” and send them to:
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario  M4Y 3G2

PWRDF Donations Contact:
Ricky de Castro
416-924-9192 ext. 318;      1-866-308-7973

Edit 4/27/15 16:27: added final paragraph before donation information about government matching

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