Church of Ireland notes from “The Irish Times”

Saturday 2 May 2015

Appeal for Nepal
On Saturday 25th April, a powerful earthquake hit Nepal, leaving devastation in its wake. Bishops’ Appeal, which is the Church of Ireland’s principal vehicle for supporting the developing world, immediately became a conduit for any funds donated for rescue and relief efforts and this response has now been elevated to a Major Emergency Appeal.

Bishops’ Appeal has released £10,000 and has directed these funds towards search and rescue efforts, the setting up of makeshift medical centres, water purification and shelter. All funds channelled through Bishops’ Appeal will be in support of the invaluable efforts of Christian Aid and Tearfund partners in the most affected areas of Nepal.

The Bishop of Tuam, Chairperson of Bishops’ Appeal, has requested that donations to the earthquake victims are given over and above general giving to Bishops’ Appeal so that other impoverished communities do not suffer at this time due to redirected funds.

Christian Aid have highlighted that as little as £5 or €6.85 can provide a hygiene kit and £100 or €137 can provide a waterproof temporary shelter for 4 families.

Donations can be sent to: Bishops’ Appeal, Church of Ireland House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Electronic donations …read more

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