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HAITI EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE 

On August 14, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked southwestern Haiti just 12km northeast of Saint Louis du Sud, about 125 kilometers west of the capital Port-au-Prince. The quake toppled buildings and homes and damaged infrastructure and roads, cutting off access to some roads in the southwest, and forcing many thousands to flee their homes.  

There are collapsed buildings including thousands of homes, and some hospitals, schools and churches. There are 4 Nazarene districts affected and two of the four were very affected. 

The Sud, Grand'Anse and Nippes areas, particularly the cities of Les Cayes, Jeremie and Anse à Veaux, were hardest hit, suffering extensive damage and destruction to buildings and homes, while in Petit-Trou-de-Nippes downed phone lines have left the city out of contact. In Port-au-Prince, the earthquake was strongly felt but no major damages have been reported so far. 

The quake could not have come at a worse time for Haiti, with the political unrest and escalating gang violence which has resulted in the internal displacement of around 19,000 people in the country’s southern peninsula. In addition, the  displacement of thousands of people has created ripe conditions for a spike in COVID-19 infections, potentially overwhelming an already weak and overstretched health system that is now also providing assistance to those injured by the earthquake.

NCM is responding.  You can help us respond.

HOW TO HELP

 

PRAY

Pray for the people of Haiti. Pray for those who are displaced and injured and without basic necessities. Pray for those who have lost loved ones. Pray for our churches who are providing shelter and sharing food and water and other basic necessities. Pray for resources to help our churches respond to the overwhelming needs and for security in getting resources to people in need.

GIVE

Give to help support the relief and rehabilitation efforts led by local churches in Haiti. 

DONATE TODAY to the Haiti Earthquake Response:

 

By Credit Card 

  • Use the "DONATE NOW" button below

  • Call 1-888-808-7490 or 905-602-8220 Ext 2 (Speak to Yara)

By Cheque

  • Make a cheque payable to the church of the Church of the Nazarene Canada, and mail to:

Church of the Nazarene Canada

3657 Ponytrail Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4X 1W5. 

Be sure to designate "Haiti Response"  

By e-Transfer

  • Send to churchofthenazarenecanada@gmail.com (no password required). 

  • Be sure to indicate "NCM Canada - Haiti Response" in the comments box along with your full mailing address if you wish a charitable receipt.

Thank you for praying, for caring, and for sharing your gifts of compassion for those in need.

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CRISIS IN LEBANON 

It has been just one year since the explosion in Beirut Lebanon and the situation there has deteriorated significantly. The Lebanese pound is devalued by more than 90%. Inflation is rampant. It is estimated that about 70% of households do not have enough food. There are severe shortages of food, gas, milk and other essentials in the market and items that are available for purchase are beyond the reach of many. Currently 2.5 kg of baby formula costs nearly a whole month's wages for an average worker. 

 

Anger, frustration and despair are prevalent. The caretaker Prime Minister says that the country is on the verge of economic collapse.  People are near the breaking point. 

 

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries is responding to requests from our Nazarene churches and a Nazarene school in Lebanon. He is in constant communication with the District Superintendent and the director of the school. The needs are great. Container shipments from the US are planned but they takes weeks to arrive.  

 

A container shipment from Compassionate Resource Warehouse that was in port during the explosion, has been uncovered and it appears that the contents are still usable. We praise God for this miracle!

 

HOW TO HELP

 

PRAY

Pray for the people of Lebanon who are struggling to survive.  Pray for our church leaders and for the schools that they can continue to minister to the people and bring hope in the face of despair.

GIVE

Give to help support the school so that it can stay open and children can continue their education and experience some normalcy during these difficult times. NCM Canada is continuing to support this school and the children and their families. 

DONATE TODAY to the Lebanon Response:

 

By Credit Card 

  • Use the "DONATE NOW" button below

  • Call 1-888-808-7490 or 905-602-8220 Ext 2 (Speak to Yara)

By Cheque

  • Make a cheque payable to the church of the Church of the Nazarene Canada, and mail to:

Church of the Nazarene Canada

3657 Ponytrail Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4X 1W5. 

Be sure to designate "Lebanon Response"  

By e-Transfer

  • Send to churchofthenazarenecanada@gmail.com (no password required). 

  • Be sure to indicate "NCM Canada - Lebanon Response" in the comments box along with your full mailing address if you wish a charitable receipt.

Thank you for your gifts of compassion for those in need during these perilous times.  

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Jesus helped people where there was need, and when there was need.

NCM Canada wants to be ready to help when the need arises as well. Whether it is devestation as the result of a natural disaster, or the fall out from war - we want to be ready to go and provide the necessary help.

 

This is one of the reasons why we are so grateful for supporters who provide regular, monthly support.  By having funds come in on each month, we are able to have a better idea of how much we will have to work with, should an emergency occur.

 

NCM Canada partners with other organizations to provide the appropriate response based on the situation.

Each gift will be used as designated except where any given need has been fully met or in the case when the specified project(s) cannot be reasonably carried out, then the donor agrees that the designated gift may be used where it is needed most.