Philippines typhoon

Published February 1, 2005

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has released $7,000 towards emergency relief efforts for survivors of typhoons that wreaked havoc in at least five regions in the Philippines and killed more than 1,000 people and left about 800,000 families homeless.

It has also announced that it will receive donations for a relief fund for typhoon victims there.

PWRDF released the grant in response to an appeal of Action by Churches Together (ACT), a global, ecumenical alliance of churches responding to emergencies worldwide, of which it is a member. ACT’s local member, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines, will use the grant to provide emergency assistance to about 6,500 families badly hit by the four storms, which hit the country for two weeks in late November. Most of these are farmers, fishers and urban poor families.

Those wishing to make a donation can send a cheque marked “Philippines Typhoon” to PWRDF at 80 Hayden St., Toronto ON, M4Y 3G2.

To make a donation by credit card, contact Barbara Wilkins at (416) 924-9199, ext. 320 or [email protected].


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