Friday, 15 January 2010


Primate's World Relief and Development Fund pledges support. An initial grant of $15,000 for ACT's Rapid Response Program, an ecumenical effort that is made up of churches and humanitarian organizations.

ACT members Christian Aid, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, Lutheran World Federation and Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation are already on the ground providing relief in Haiti and being funded by PWRDF and other member churches thanks to the generous donations from Anglicans in Canada.

Additional donations to Haiti relief will increase PWRDF's grant to ACT International. Donations made by individual Canadians to PWRDF over the period of January 12 to February 12, 2010 will be matched by the Government of Canada through CIDA-managed Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. We will access these funds in cooperation with other Canadian churches as we have in the past.

Please watch for updates on PWRDF's response.
For members of St. Paul's Cathedral congregation your Sunday contributions to PWRDF through the collection can be marked "Haiti relief" and we will forward all donations received. You continue to make your cheques payable to St. Paul's Cathedral, and let us know how you want that money distributed.

We continue to pray for the country and her people during this devastating time.

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