THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

May 09, 2008 16:58 ET

Cyclone Nargis Humanitarian Aid

The United Church of Canada Launches an Emergency Appeal for Myanmar (Burma)

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, World News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - May 9, 2008) - Attention News Editors: Please consider including the following notice in any listing of organizations accepting donations for humanitarian aid to Myanmar (Burma).

The United Church of Canada
The United Church has launched an emergency appeal for donations designated for cyclone relief and reconstruction in Myanmar (Burma). 100% of the donations received for the Cyclone Nargis Appeal will be committed to relief and reconstruction in Myanmar. The funds will be channelled through the church's partners in the region, including Action by Churches Together (ACT), a global alliance of faith-based relief organizations that work through local and regional partners. Cheques should be made payable to The United Church of Canada and marked "Cyclone Nargis Appeal". The mailing address is: The United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor St. West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M8X 2Y4. You can also donate online at www.united-church.ca. Choose "Emergency Response" and specify "Cyclone Nargis Appeal."
/For further information:
Mary-Frances Denis
Communications Officer
The United Church of Canada
416-231-7680 ext. 2016 (office)
1-800-268-3781 ext. 2016 (toll-free)
416-885-7478 (cell)
416-766-0057 (home)
mdenis@united-church.ca
/ IN: INTERNATIONAL, RELIGION

Contact Information

  • Mary-Frances Denis, Communications Officer, The United Church of Canada
    Primary Phone: 416-231-7680 ext. 2016
    Secondary Phone: 416-885-7478
    Toll-Free: 800-268-3781
    E-mail: mdenis@united-church.ca