The second annual Primate’s World Relief and Development Wild Ride is BACK!
This fundraising campaign is for our partners who serve refugees and displaced people in Tanzania, South Sudan, Jordan, Ukraine and more.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in 2023 approximately 177 million people – more than three times the population of Canada – will be forced to leave their homes or countries. It is the highest number in history. The media reports a fraction of the journeys to safety that can often be very perilous, all-too-frequently meeting a tragic end. According to the United Nations International Organization for Migration, migrant deaths in the Central Mediterranean have hit a six-year high in 2023.
Carolyn Cummins, PWRDF’s Director of Fundraising and Supporter Relations says, “The majority of refugees are in protracted situations, living in exile for more than five years, and often decades. The number of refugees in need of resettlement to another country has increased significantly, but unfortunately only a fraction will ever be offered an opportunity to relocate to countries such as Canada. The rest remain displaced, mostly in low to middle income countries which do not have the resources to care for their needs. PWRDF partners are caring for displaced individuals and families with support for income generation, improved food security, medical care, counselling, and more.”
This year I’ve walked & cycled 92 km preparing a Scavenger Hunt and reading stories about PWRDF partner projects with refugees and displaced people.
When you Donate with St. Paul's Way-Seekers link in this bulletin or the Territory website, you will receive a tax receipt and instructions for a Scavenger hunt. You may wish to register your own personal or team from the same donor link.
Whether you go part or all of the 92 Km or try to guess the answers, we will celebrate our results at St. Paul’s Cathedral near the end of September. Have Fun and Enjoy the Wild Ride in solidarity with refugees and displaced people.
Submitted by Joy Gothard, PWRDF Diocesan representative.