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PWRDF Responds to the Lac Mégantic Train Explosion

Lac Megantic Burning Photo: Wikipedia Commons

July 22, 2013

By Simon Chambers

PWRDF has announced a solidarity grant of $5,000 through the Anglican Diocese of Quebec, which will forward the grant to the Catholic Archdiocese of Sherbrooke to assist with relief efforts in response to the train derailment and explosion in Lac Mégantic, Quebec.  The Anglican Diocese of Quebec is responding to pastoral needs, but has told PWRDF that the emergency response should be sent through the Catholic Archdiocese of Sherbrook.    Bishop Dennis Drainville, the Anglican bishop of Quebec visited Lac Mégantic the day after the explosion, where he offered prayers and solidarity to the Catholic Archdiocese.

Bishop Drainville spoke of “our confidence in our Roman Catholic sisters and brothers, who are able to be much more present on the ground, to determine where help is needed most.”

You can donate to this relief effort in the following ways:

On-line
Donate here and choose “Lac Mégantic” on the “Please direct my donation to” pull-down menu.

By Phone
For credit card donations contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355; 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 “Lac Mégantic” 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:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973

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