African Famine Relief

Sun, 2017-06-18 13:00 - Thu, 2017-06-29 23:59

The Archdiocese of Toronto joins the CCCB and faith communities across Canada in launching a joint appeal, entitled Pray-Give-Speak Out, in response to the desperate food crisis in South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia. The United Nations has confirmed that South Sudan has 100,000 people living in famine conditions. Reports suggest a total of 20 million people are on the brink of starvation in the region. The joint appeal aims to engage the faithful in three ways:

Pray: Keeping the people of South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen in our prayers.

Give: Making a financial contribution to support those affected by the crisis.

Speak Out: Becoming better informed and to speak about the crisis with family, friends and neighbours. Contacting their local Members of Parliament about their concerns. The federal government will match every donation made before June 30th, 2017, by individuals to registered Canadian charities participating in this campaign. This weekend, there will be a Humanitarian Relief collection for those affected by the African Famine at all of the Sunday Masses. Envelopes can be found in the pews. Please keep all the people affected by this crisis in your prayers.

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