The Official Board of Kingsview Church has approved a special project fund to provide immediate emergency relief for the survivors of the earthquake that devastated Haiti this week.

As a first response, anyone who wishes to donate to this special project fund may contribute on the next two Sundays, January 17 and 24, and the funds will be forwarded through appropriate channels.

“Many Canadians are deeply concerned about the suffering and loss of life as a result of this catastrophe in Haiti,” said Beverly Oda, Canadian Minister of International Cooperation . “Canadian citizens have shown time and again their generosity with countries in urgent need, and our government is prepared to match their contributions dollar for dollar.”

It has been announced that the Government of Canada will match individual donations up to a total of $50 million contributed through registered Canadian charitable organizations to support humanitarian and early recovery assistance to people affected by the earthquake in Haiti.