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May 4, 2016

SPECIAL APPEAL: Fort McMurray Wildfire Relief

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), through its partnership with Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR), issues an appeal for prayers and financial support for all those suffering loss due to the wildfires striking northern Alberta and the city of Fort McMurray in particular.

Fort McMurray firefighters are trying to save the city from a massive wildfire that has destroyed homes and businesses, and forced the largest wildfire evacuation in Alberta’s history. Tens of thousands of people have fled.

Fort McMurray will require a great deal of aid to assist individuals to rebuild their lives. Donations to the appeal will assist in the rebuilding efforts. Emergency funds received will be channeled through the city’s Lutheran churches.

Please remember the people who live in Ft. McMurray in your prayers and donations.

Donations may also be made by:

1. Making a designated offering donation through any ELCIC congregation.

2. Calling CLWR at 1.800.661.2597 (locally at 204.694.5602) to donate by credit card.

3. Sending a cheque made payable to CLWR and mailed to CLWR, 600-177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0W5. Please indicate that you wish to contribute to “Fort McMurray Wildfire Relief.”

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is Canada's largest Lutheran denomination with 114,592 baptized members in 525 congregations. It is a member of the Lutheran World Federation, the Canadian Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches.

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Trina Gallop Blank, Director of Communications
600-177 Lombard Ave. Winnipeg MB R3B 0W5
204.984.9172
tgallop@elcic.ca

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