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Diocesan PWRDF Unit chair, Peter Goodwin has received word from PWRDF headquarters in Toronto that there has been a slow response to the Emergency Response to East Africa appeal.

Members of our diocesan unit are suggesting that we make a special effort to respond to this appeal during the Easter season. For more information on the PWRDF Emrergency Relief in Africa members of the diocese may be referred to the April 11, 2017 story on the PWRDF website entitled "The toxic triangle of drought,hunger and conflict". The diocesan Unit encourages all parishes to download and circulate the attached pew bulletin insert.

According to the United Nations, the world is facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War, with more than 20 million people on the brink of starvation and famine. PWRDF has contributed grants to the following appeals:

SOUTH SUDAN - On February 28, 2017, ACT Alliance issued a South Sudan Famine Crisis Response and PWRDF contributed $25,000; Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) South Sudan is finalizing a food assistance project with funding from Canadian Foodgrains Bank, to which PWRDF contributed $20,000; The South Sudanese Development and Relief Agency (SUDRA) is assessing the situation in the city of Yei, where PWRDF contributed $20,000 in 2016. A new appeal is expected this month.

KENYA – ACT Alliance issued a drought appeal February 21, 2017 and PWRDF contributed $25,000.

SOMALIA - ACT Alliance issued an appeal March 14, 2017 and PWRDF contributed $30,000.
Thank you to individuals and parishes who have contributed so generously to PWRDF’s East African appeal. But the need is still great.

Click the link for details about PWRDF relief work in these East African Countries.

Donations can be made in the following ways:

Online at the website

Click here and choose Emergency Response East Africa in the drop down menu.

By phone

Contact: Jennifer Brown

416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973

(Please do not leave credit card information on a voice message)

By Mail

Please make cheques payable to

PWRDF,Emergency Response East Africa

and send to:

The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

The Anglican Church of Canada

80 Hayden Street

Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2

PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator

Naba Gurung: 416-924-9192 ext. 321