Hurricane Matthew is advancing up the Eastern seaboard of the United States after wreaking havoc in Haiti, Cuba, and other nations in the Caribbean.
As CNN reports, “Haiti had only just begun rebuilding from a devastating earthquake six years ago when Hurricane Matthew tore through the small Caribbean nation on Tuesday, killing hundreds in its path and inundating entire villages.”
In response to the devastation in Haiti and Cuba, and in anticipation of the Anglican parishes which will be affected as Matthew moves up the coast, ARDF has created a fund to help victims. The funds will be distributed by need as determined by ACNA Bishops in jurisdictions affected by the storm in the USA and Cuba. After the Haiti earthquake, for instance, ARDF assisted church communities through an Anglican-affiliated clean water mission.
Contributions to this hurricane relief effort will go to the Anglican diocese best positioned to coordinate the emergency relief. Should an Anglican diocese not be present, ARDF will work through one of our trusted partners to ensure that funds get to the local church.