Mission and Service Fund

Mission and Service Fund
Thanks to your generosity we celebrate:
Total givings to M & S as of June 2010 - $21,110.50
(2010 Pledge & 35, 000)
Total to Haitian Relief - $15,532.93
United Church Launches an Emergency Appeal for Pakistan

Pakistan continues to struggle in response to massive flooding, which has affected an estimated 20 million people. Continuing monsoon rains have washed away roads and bridges and are hampering relief efforts, sometimes making it impossible for relief to reach stranded communities.
The United Church of Canada, together with other members of the global ACT Alliance, is continuing to monitor and respond to the crisis. The United Church has now sent a total of 65,000 to ACT members in Pakistan working to deliver assistance. The United Church has also contributed $75,000 through its membership in the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) to be used for food kits containing rice, lentils, flour, oil, sugar, salt, tea, and spices.
How United Church members can help:
* Pray: Hold the people of Pakistan and their families around the world in prayer.
* Donate: Designate a gift for "Pakistan Flood Relief." 85 percent of your donation will go directly to emergency response in Pakistan. Fifteen percent will be used to support emergencies that do not receive intense media coverage. No administration fees. Individuals are invited to contribute to this appeal either through their local congregation or directly to The United Church of Canada's national office: 3250 Bloor St. West, Suite 300,Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4.
Online donations can be made at www.united-church.ca/pakistan. Congregational treasurers may receive and receipt individual cheques and then forward one congregational cheque, attention: "Pakistan Flood Relief."