Magazine article Anglican Journal

PWRDF Launches Appeal for Haiti

Magazine article Anglican Journal

PWRDF Launches Appeal for Haiti

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The Anglican Church of Canada's relief and development agency is asking for donations to support the people of Haiti as they attempt to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew October 4.

The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) launched an appeal for Haiti October 8, noting that, while the storm had passed, its effects were likely to continue to be felt for some time.

Matthew was the most powerful storm to have hit the island nation in almost 10 years, PWRDF said. It brought torrential rains and winds of close to 220 km/h to a Haiti still recovering from the catastrophic earthquake that struck in 2010. About 60,000 people were still living in tents or other makeshift homes following the earthquake.

As of press time, at least 1,000 people had already died in Haiti as a result of the storm, according to the CBC. Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed, along with roads and other infrastructure, PWRDF said. There is a higher risk of cholera and other water-borne diseases, it added.

PWRDF announced an initial grant of $15,000 for Haiti relief October 4, and has since then sent $25,000 more (plus $20,000 for Cuba). …

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