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On October 7, a deadly conflict erupted between Hamas militants and Israel. PWRDF responded with an allocation of $30,000 to long-time partner Al-AhliArab Hospital in Gaza, which is run by the Episcopal (Anglican) Diocese of Jerusalem.

On October 15 the hospital was hit, sustaining damage to the upper floors with Ultrasound and Mammography wards. Then on October 17, the hospital sustained a deadly blast, killing hundreds of people and injuring hundreds of people.
The Humanitarian Coalition (HC) launched the Gaza Humanitarian Emergency Appeal and the Government of Canada will match donations upto $10 million. Through its membership in the Canadian Foodgrains Bank,PWRDF is participating in the HC appeal. Donations made to PWRDF’s Gaza Emergency Appeal between October 7 and November 12 will be matched.

How you can help:
Please pray for the safety and recovery of people in Gaza and Israel affectedby the violence.
To donate, go to and choose Gaza Emergency Appeal. You may also call to donate at
1-866-308-7973 or mail your cheque to PWRDF, 80 Hayden Street, 3rd floor, Toronto, ON, M4Y 3G2.


PWRDF has launched an In-Canada Emergency Response Fund. In recent years, Canada has experienced an increase in the frequency and severity of  natural disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, and floods affecting thousands of families and individuals. This new fund will allow PWRDF to respond quickly when a diocese asks for support, rather than wait to raise funds for individual disasters.

How can you make a financial donation?

  • You can make a donation to St. Laurence through an e-transfer, cash, or a cheque and clearly indicate you wish your gift to go to the In Canada Response Fund.
  • You can donate directly to PWRDF online at
  • You can also support PWRDF's response by going on line, by calling 416-822-9083 or toll free at 1-866-308-7973 or donating by mail sending a cheque to PWRDF, 80 Hayden St., 3rd floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4Y 3G2