A NEWS RELEASE
From Global Hunger and Development Appeal (GHDA)
Winnipeg, January 4, 2005 (ELCIC)--Donations made to GHDA designated for "Asia Earthquake Flooding" or "Tsunami Response" are sent on directly to Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR).
Many people have been asking us at GHDA if these donations will be matched by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The answer is, "Not yet."
CLWR has applied for these matching funds and expects they will be granted soon. An ELCIC news release will inform our synods of this as soon as we hear that it is official.
If donors would rather send their gifts to organizations that are already receiving matching funds, they are:
Canadian Red Cross
Save the Children Canada
Development and Peace
Doctors Without Borders