The Huron Hunger Fund (HHF) Committee encourages donations to the BC Wildfire Relief Fund, established by the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PRWDF), which will be used to support needs in British Columbia.
Donations may be sent to Huron Church House (190 Queens Ave, London, ON, N6A 6H7) on behalf of the BC Wildfire Relief Fund or can be made directly do PRWDF, via credit card over the phone (toll free at 1-866-308-7973), or online at pwrdf.org/donate. You can also mail a cheque to The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, The Anglican Church of Canada, 80 Hayden Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2. Please note “Emergency Response” on your cheque.
As reported by PWRDF, their coordinator has been in close contact with Barbara Andrews, Bishop of the Territory of the People (formerly the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior), where every resident is affected by the fire. While immediate needs are being met, the recovery from such a disaster can take a long time, and PWRDF is ready to work with affected dioceses once needs have been clarified.
The wildfires have already forced close to 40,000 people to flee their homes As of Monday, July 17, there are 162 wildfires burning across B.C.
For more on Anglican evacuees, check the Anglican Journal report.
(Photo: Government of British Columbia)