The United Church of Canada has launched an emergency appeal to provide humanitarian relief to Haiti, Cuba, and nearby Caribbean countries devastated by the impact of Hurricane Matthew. In rapid response the church has sent $20,000 to our partners from the Emergency Response Fund and is appealing for donations and is encouraging prayers throughout the church. 

Your donations made through the United Church will be directed to the global ACT Alliance of church-based relief organisations, and to long standing partners in the region. 

Donate Now

Online via our secure donation page.

Phone: 416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738 and use your Visa or MasterCard.

Send a cheque, money order, or Visa or MasterCard information with donation amount to:

The United Church of Canada
Philanthropy Unit - Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4

Please be sure to note "Emergency Response—Hurricane Matthew" on the face of your cheque.

Note: As part of the United Church's Emergency Response Fund, 100% of your donation goes directly to emergency relief with 85% of your donation responding to this designated emergency and 15% responding to future emergencies that do not receive intense media coverage. Donations to Mission & Service enable the United Church to cover all of the costs of emergency response work without deducting any fees from your donation.

Local Networks

The United Church works with long-standing local partners who have well-established and trusted distribution networks on the ground, including in remote communities. These partners work diligently to ensure the donations they administer reach the most vulnerable communities in the greatest need as quickly as possible. Following the 2010 earthquake the United Church provided more than $4 million dollars in assistance to Haiti.

Members of ACT Alliance are already in place in Haiti, assisting those affected by the hurricane. The United Church’s direct partners in the Haiti are The Methodist Church of Haiti and The Karl Lévêque Cultural Institute (ICKL). In Cuba, the Cuban Council of Churches leads the ACT Alliance response. Financial assistance from the appeal may also be provided to church partners in other Caribbean countries affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions in our document below.