CLWR, ELCIC launch emergency appeal for the crisis in Gaza

The ELCIC joins with Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) in responding to the crisis in Gaza, where a massive humanitarian emergency is unfolding.

As a response to the ongoing crisis in Gaza the West Bank and Israel, CLWR is working together with other organizations in the region to provide critical, life-saving aid including emergency food, drinking water, shelter, medical care kits, hygiene kits and more to those in dire need.

Recent estimates indicate nearly 5,000 people have been killed and roughly 20,000 have suffered injuries. Over one million people have been forced to flee their homes in response to the violence. Most are without electricity and are facing shortages of water and food.

The ELCIC invites members to pray for those suffering and to give generously in support of the needs of all those affected.

Please give today:

Individuals and congregations wishing to support relief efforts can donate as follows:

– Make a designated offering for “Gaza Relief” through any ELCIC congregation

– Call CLWR at 1-800-661-2597 (locally at 204-694-6502) to donate or go online to

– Send a cheque made payable to CLWR and mailed to CLWR, 400-185 Carlton St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J1. Please indicate that you wish to contribute to “Gaza Relief”