New fundraising campaign supports Refugees and  Displaced Persons

Joy Gothard is riding to raise money to PWRDF

PWRDF WILD-RIDE fundraising campaign is in response to the announcement from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees that the number of refugees and displaced persons in the world has surpassed 100 million people, more than any time in human history. Roughly 1% of the world’s population is on the move. From unseaworthy boats in the Mediterranean to La Bestia, a train that refugees and migrants ride north through Mexico, the desperate journeys that refugees take often meet a tragic end.

“It’s a critical time in the world,” says Carolyn Cummins, PWRDF’s Director of Fundraising and Supporter Relations. “Climate change, conflict and famine are all contributing factors that force families to leave their homes. In Ukraine alone, millions of people are affected, but PWRDF is also currently supporting refugees and displaced people in Syria, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kenya and Bangladesh.”

In some ways, COVID-19 and the global pandemic has been its own wild ride, upending the lives of so many in ways we are only beginning to understand.

PWRDF Wild Ride is replacing Ride for Refuge, which we have participated in since 2014. However, with significant changes being made to that event in 2022, PWRDF have decided to organize our own campaign.

PWRDF is proud to welcome Canada Helps as our fundraising partner this year.

As St. Paul’s PWRDF representative, I (Joy Gothard) have registered to cycle from St. Paul’s Cathedral to St. Peter’s Monte Creek (66km round trip) on September 10, 2020 .  I invite you to follow the link to St. Paul to St. Peter’s Wild Ride 2022 to make your donation.

Help spread this invitation as you are able.  Donations will receive a tax receipt. 

For more information, please contact the office

The PWRDF Wild Ride campaign will accept donations until October 8, 2022 in support of our partners who work with refugees or internally displaced persons (IDPs).  There will be a celebration webinar on October 18, 2022

Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will again be lending her considerable musical talents to present two Hymn Sings on Facebook Live on September 22 and 24 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. You may request your favourite hymn when making your donation to the Primate’s Hymn Sing Team!

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