Close to $315,000 has so far been allocated this year from The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund of the Anglican Church of Canada for relief and development in Canada and around the world.
The Fund is the official channel of the Anglican Church of Canada for relief and development and was established in 1960. Since its inception it has given $2.7 million dollars in grants.
The monies are raised through special appeals in Parish Churches across Canada.
The 1969 General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada asked Anglicans to contribute one per cent of their income or three days pay for relief and development.
As a result, the Rev. Robert D. MacRae, Secretary of the Fund sees that contributions will exceed the all time high reached during the Nigerian-Biafran crisis which was $415,000.
The latest allocation was $10,000 for emergency relief and rehabilitation in East Pakistan. Mr. MacRae said this is a first grant to assist in the relief operations of this catastrophic natural disaster. He has sent a telegram to the Pakistani High Commissioner informing him of the allocation and expressing the Church's deep concern for the people of his country.
Various dioceses across Canada have launched special appeals in addition to the monies from the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund.
So far, $82,000 has been allotted in 1970 for emergency relief appeals. The last two grants went to the Sudbury, Ontario Disaster Relief Fund following a tornado and to Peru, following a devastating earthquake.
A cheque for $115,000 was sent this week to The World Council of Churches in Geneva for disbursement for relief and development.
$75,000 has been allocated thus far in 1970, for development of programs in Canada, especially among the native peoples. The programs include such projects as: support of the National Indian Brotherhood, The Nishnawbe Indian Institute, based in Toronto, The International Indian Ecumenical Conference, The Federation of Saskatchewan Indians and the Manitowaning Day Nursery Project on Manitoulin Island.
Total monies granted in 1969 for relief and development amounted to $375,000; in 1968 $257,000 and $235,000 in 1967.
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Editor's Note: Enclosed please find the PWRDF STATEMENT OF GRANTS so far, for 1970.
PRIMATE'S WORLD RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT FUND
STATEMENT OF 1970 GRANTS TO SEPTEMBER 30, 1970
ALL AFRICA LEPROSY AND REHABILITATION CENTRE $10,000.00
ALGERIA Christian Committee for Service 10,000.00
BURUNDI Refugee Work 2,500.00
KENYA Social Work at Nakuru 4,000.00
MADAGASCAR Farm School at Andanona 3,000.00
NIGERIA Nigeria/Biafra Rehabilitation 35,000.00
NORTH AFRICA Flood Emergency Appeal 4,008.00
SUDAN Relief and Refugees 5,000.00
SWAZILAND Girls' Hostel, Mbabane 5,000.00
UGANDA Sanyu Babies Home, Kampala 5,000.00
Greater Kampala Project 5,000.00
Agricultural and Rural Action Program 10,000.00
ZAMBIA Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation 5,000.00
BELGIUM Old People's Home - Ons Tehuis' 1,000.00
CZECHOSLOVAKIA Youth Camp/Lay Centre 2,500.00
FRANCE Orthodox Clergy and Study Centre 3,000.00
GERMANY Hendrik Kraemer Haus Centre 500.00
RUMANIA Flood Emergency Appeal 1,000.00
TURKEY Earthquake Emergency Appeal 3,012.50
CAMBODIA War Refugees Emergency Appeal 3,000.00
KOREA Sociological Research & Study Program
Torrential Rains Emergency Appeal 2,000.00
MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE Urban & Industrial Mission 1,000.00
PHILIPPINES National Rural Life Centre 4,000.00
TIBET Tibetan Refugee Aid Society 1,500.00
LATIN AND SOUTH AMERICA
LATIN AMERICA REFUGEES SPECIAL APPEAL 5,000.00
CARIBBEAN SOCIAL & ECUMENICAL DEVELOPMENT 2,000.00
COSTA RICA Work with Unemployed Youth 2,000.00
PERU Earthquake Emergency Appeal 5,006.25
SANTO DOMINGO Community Centre, Villa Consuelo 500.00
CRETE Agricultural Project, Lolumbari 3,000.00
EGYPT Conference Centre, Mariout 2,500.00
ETHIOPIA School at Bullen, Metekel 1,500.00
GALILEE Youth Hostel Kafr Yasif 5,000.00
GREECE Poultry Production, Epirus 3,000.00
Hostel for Girls, Argos 2,500.00
Ecumenical Team 10,000.00
Feeding Centre, Philippias 2,000.00
JORDAN U.A.R. Social Case Work Program 1,000.00
LEBANON YWCA Industrial Girls' Centre, Beirut 1,000.00
Canadian Coalition for Development 1,500.00
Indian Ecumenical Conference 25,000.00
Nishnawbe Indian Institute 10,000.00
Pensioners Concerned (Canada) 5,000.00
Sudbury Area Disaster Relief Appeal 5,000.00
Volunteer Action for Social Change
World Council of Churches Refugee
Advisory Committee on Technical
Ecumenical Scholarship Program for
Ecumenical Church Loan Fund ECLOF 1,000.00
Diocese of Huron Hunger Projects 50,000.00
Defence and Aid (Africa) Donor
TOTAL 1970 GRANTS PAID TO SEPTEMBER 30, 1970 $314,526.75