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Disaster relief is a major commitment of the Anglican Church

(NC) The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is the official relief and development agency of the Anglican Church. It partners with its broad community of churches, with ecumenical organizations and with community-based groups across the globe. The PWRDF vision points to a truly just, healthy, and peaceful world. A snapshot into the inspirational work being done globally, as well as here in Canada includes:

• In response to Typhoon Haiyan's devastation of the Philippines, an initial $20,000 and continued fundraising helps those in need.

• The flooding in Calgary earlier this year devastated so many. This included Rowan House, an emergency shelter in the area that was significantly impacted and is no longer functional as a result of the flooding. PWRDF donated $7,000 to help rebuild this important piece of the community.

• There are more than 2 million people in Namibia and Angola affected by severe draughts this year. Fifty thousand dollars has been sent to make sure that people have access to food and water as well as to programs to diversify their livelihoods and to prepare their communities to respond to future droughts.

More information is available online at www.fredsays.ca, or www.pwrdf.org.

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