We’re thankful that many Canadian Lutherans have worked with us to respond to the urgent needs of families displaced by violence in Iraq. We hope that you will continue partner with us in the effort!
We’ve started a new, one-year project to make clean water more available to displaced people and host community members alike.
This support is crucial. Many communities are struggling to support the people who’ve moved into their areas because of the violence. In particular, water resources that weren’t meeting residents’ needs to begin with have become even more overworked. The upgrades we’ll make to public water systems will make a difference. For example, homes will have better access to the main water lines.
The project will also provide mental health services to people affected by violence.
“The trauma of violence and displacement puts terrible stress on families, and the communities who host them struggle to meet everyone’s needs,” says Robert Granke, CLWR’s executive director. “We will support workshops that will promote healthy ways to cope with trauma, addressing the conflict within families and communities that can happen when large numbers of people are forced from their homes.”
We are grateful for up to $1.3 million in support from the Canadian government for this work, but we still need your support. We’ve committed to raising another $100,000 to reach as many vulnerable people as possible.
Please choose to support the health needs of displaced families today.
Donations to support emergency relief in the Iraq crisis may be made in the following ways:
- By making a designated offering donation through any Lutheran congregation.
- By calling CLWR at 1.800.661.2597 (locally at 204.694.5602) to donate by credit card.
- By sending a cheque made payable to CLWR and mailed to CLWR, 600-177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0W5. Please indicate that you wish to contribute to the “Iraq emergency.”