Donate to Bushfire Appeals
A number of people have made enquiries regarding offering support to those parishes directly affected by the fires.
The Parishes of Midland, Swan, Ellenbrook and Mundaring are those affected most directly. Many families and staff from Guildford Grammar School have also been personally affected. Should you or your family/parish wish to contribute for emergency relief it is possible to do so through the Anglican Community Fund (ACF).
The direct link to this appeal on the ACF Online Giving is Anglican Online Giving
Please select Donation Type ‘Appeals’ and then select Appeals ‘Anglican Bushfire Appeals’
This appeal will be co-ordinated through the Episcopal Office.
Those co-ordinating relief efforts in the wider community have advised that financial contributions will be the most effective way for help to reach those who need it. I encourage those donations to go to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund at Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund (appealswa.org.au)
CWA teams are also on the ground offering rapid response support, such as toiletries, clothes and pet food. The link to their appeal is http://www.cwaofwa.asn.au/donate/
Please, watch out for each other, in prayer, friendship and the love of Christ as we walk with our communities in these days, keeping the people of this State in our prayers.
Lord Jesus Christ,
you brought calm to your friends in the midst of storms
and you give us courage in testing times.
Stay close to us through the challenges we face today;
the bushfires, the COVID lockdown,
and all the dangers and uncertainties around us.
In our communities, refresh the spirit of generosity.
Guide our leaders in government and community
to make wise decisions for the common good.
Strengthen the people who are on the frontline of care and services.
Confirm in each of us our commitment to love our neighbour as ourselves
so that we can live together in safety, goodwill and hope,
trusting the strength of your love. Amen.
Peace be with you
The Most Reverend Kay Goldsworthy AO | Archbishop