COVID-19: Global Response

The United Church is accepting donations to support those in the global South who are at greater risk than ever due to COVID-19.
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United Church partner the National Council of Churches in the Philippines, with ecumenical partner Task Force DAMBANA, distributes food and hygiene kits to 300 households in Navotas, Metro Manila.
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ACT Alliance

Even as we struggle to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada, people of faith are asking how we, as church, can support those living in the global South who are more vulnerable than ever because of the pandemic.

The United Church is accepting donations to extend our compassion and care to those who need it most around the world. The church works closely in Mission & Service partnership relationships so that every dollar you give will do the maximum good.

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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 200
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4

Please be sure to note "Emergency Response—COVID-19" 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.

ACT Alliance LogoThe United Church is listening intently to partners in Asia, East and Southern Africa, the Middle East, and the global coalition ACT Alliance. Partners describe heartbreaking challenges of hunger, poverty and limited access to health care. For those who rely on work no longer available because of social isolation protocols, the choice is stark: risk exposure to COVID-19 or die of hunger. In some parts of the world, hungry people who venture outside their homes to find food are being arrested or killed.

Mission & Service partners are faithfully helping those who need it most. You can read about how they are turning their compassion into action in the news feed below. Your gifts will support their incredible efforts to respond to the urgent need for food and front-line health care.

Thank you for your generosity, prayers, and all the ways you are living out your call to be the church in these unprecedented times.

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June 29, 2020

In South Sudan, Amei no longer worries about dying of hunger thanks to the support of United Church partner the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

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June 9, 2020

Staff of three regional councils decided to donate $2,500 each in staff travel savings to support the world’s most vulnerable through the COVID-19 Global Response.

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May 1, 2020
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June 24, 2020
The United Church is accepting donations to help support Mission & Service partners around the world as they work to meet the needs of these communities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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June 9, 2020

In the Al Husn refugee camp in Jordan, Mission & Service helped to build greenhouses that are now providing much-needed vegetables to the poorest households.

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June 9, 2020

In the Philippines, Mission & Service partner organizations protest violent arrests and continue to reach out to those in need.

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June 9, 2020

Mission & Service partners in India describe new challenges arising from the pandemic.

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June 9, 2020

Mission & Service partner the Zimbabwe Council of Churches is working to meet the needs of families who can’t afford to be in lockdown.

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April 14, 2020
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May 1, 2020
Mission & Service partners around the world are responding to the effects of the virus in their communities. The United Church has contributed $20,000 from our Emergency Response Fund in support of partners.
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May 1, 2020

A prayer for the world during COVID-19 by Bishop Reuel Marigza, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines.

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