Canadian Lutheran World Relief has issued an appeal for financial donations to support the work of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), which has launched an immediate large-scale emergency response with its emergency team already in place in Kathmandu.
LWF staff members on the ground are preparing to distribute immediate life-saving supplies such as water, food, shelter and medication to those affected.
As of April 28, over 4,600 people are confirmed dead after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, leaving massive destruction in its wake. The United Nations reports that people affected by the earthquake are in need of food, water, emergency shelter and healthcare, with many having slept in the open in makeshift tents in the nights following the earthquake, either because their homes were destroyed or they are afraid aftershocks will make their homes collapse.
The LWF is currently working together with the Nepalese government, the United Nations system and church partners in the ACT Alliance network to coordinate the response.
The Canadian government has announced that it will be matching all donation. To donate, you may:
2. Make a designated offering donation through Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ponoka.
4. Send a cheque made payable to CLWR – address it to CLWR, 600-177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0W5. Please indicate that you wish to contribute to “Nepal earthquake relief.”