Canadian Lutheran World Relief issues emergency appeal for East Africa drought victims

From Lutheran Church — Canada News:

July 25, 2011 – Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is appealing for funds to provide relief for drought-affected people in East Africa. The lack of rain in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya has created food and water shortages that threaten the lives of 11 million people. The World Food Program reports that tens of thousands of Somalis have died from starvation. Thousands more Somalis suffering from malnutrition, dehydration, and exhaustion arrive in Kenyan and Ethiopian refugee camps every day seeking aid, swelling the camps far beyond their capacity and causing a major strain on resources. 

You can donate:

1. By making a designated offering donation at any Lutheran Church congregation in Canada.

2. Online at . When completing the form, you will come to a pull-down menu that allows you to designate a specific project. Choose “2011 East Africa Drought.”

3. By calling: 1-800-661-2597

4. By sending a cheque made payable to CLWR, 302-393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6. Please indicate that you wish to contribute to East Africa drought relief.

NOTE: The Government of Canada announced that for every dollar donated to Canadian charities between July 6 and Sept. 16, the government will match the contribution. There is no cap on the matching funds.

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