The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) together with Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) urges you to pray for the people of Haiti, and to consider making a gift. Donations received will provide emergency shelter, sanitation, hygiene, and trauma care for those affected by the destructive earthquake of August 14, 2021.
With numbers still rising, there are over 2100 people reported dead and over 10,000 injured by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Hundreds remain missing, thousands of families have lost their homes and schools, bridges and other vital infrastructure were destroyed. Rescue efforts are being further hampered by tropical storm Grace, all when the country is already grappling with acute poverty and food insecurity, political unrest, and COVID-19.
Individuals and congregations wishing to support relief efforts may donate as follows: