CLWR responds to Hurricane Sandy

PHOTO: A view of the remains of homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough in New York, October 30, 2012. CREDIT: REUTERS/Keith Bedford, courtesy of AlertNet

CLWR is accepting funds to assist people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

From the Caribbean to the North Atlantic Coast, millions of people have evacuated their homes and communities due to Hurricane Sandy. Strong winds and torrential rains have led to loss of power, flooding and mass destruction. The storm sent trees crashing down and left neighborhood streets looking like rivers.

In Haiti, severe flooding has blocked roads, damaged or destroyed homes and agricultural fields, and killed livestock. There is significant damage in rural communities, and hundreds of families are living in temporary shelters. New outbreaks of cholera have been reported. Donated funds will support relief including water and sanitation, cholera treatment and prevention, and shelters for people affected by the hurricane.

(reports courtesy of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, ACT Alliance, The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund)

You can donate:

  • By making a designated offering donation at any Lutheran Church congregation in Canada.
  • Online at www.clwr.org/donate. Click on Emergencies, and select “Hurricane Sandy Relief.”
  • By calling our toll-free number: 1.800.661.2597 or locally at 204.694.5602.
  • By sending a cheque made payable to CLWR, 302-393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6. Please indicate that you wish to contribute to “Hurricane Sandy Relief.”

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