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Anglican Relief & Development Fund Inc

Emergency Relief Fund



ARDFA partners with local Anglican parishes, dioceses or provinces to ensure that on-the-ground assistance is provided on an integral mission basis to those who are experiencing the greatest need. In other words, the emergency relief provided by our partners does not only comprise humanitarian aid, but also embraces the provision of emotional and spiritual care, comfort and compassion to people affected by trauma as a result of an emergency or disaster.

Bushfire Emergency Appeal (East Coast of Australia):  This appeal is to provide relief and pastoral care for those affected by the serious bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland during November 2019.   In New South WAles four people are reported to have dies and 176 houses, 8 facilities and 314 outbuildings hare confirmed lost.  In Queensland more that 22,500 hectares have been burned, 20 houses destroyed and 28 firefighters have been injured.

Through its contact with parishes, dioceses and on-the-graound Anglican relief agencies, ARDF Australia will help in providing relief and pastoral care to those affected by the bushfires.  Part of funds raised wil be used to support the pastoral work of emergency chaplains and others enganged by parishes and church agencies.

Developing country emergencies  In recent years ARDF has worked with its (Anglican) partners in Nigeria, South Sudan, Iraq, the Middle East, Chile and Asia/Pacific countries such as Nepal (earthquake), Myanmar (floods), Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Vanuatu (volcanic eruption). 

If you want your donation to go to a particular emergency other than ARDF's current appeal, please tell us by way of email to and we will allocate your gift to the relevant disaster.  You should designate a specific appeal in our GiveNow donor facility at the box “Notify someone of your donation”.

Integral Mission  Every relief appeal or development project which ARDFA supports is initiated by an Anglican Church partner.  Consequently, our activities embrace a spiritual component one way or another.  Without exception, this component is provided and funded by our in-country partner.  No tax-deductible donations received by ARDFA are used for such purposes.  Donors wishing to support this component of any relief appeal or development project should donate to our Gospel Promotion and Ministry Fund mentioning what activity you wish to support in this way. 

If donations exceed budget:  Donations received for the ARDFA Emergency Relief Fund are applied to the emergency response nominated by the donor.  If funds raised exceed the amount needed for a specific appeal, such funds will be retained and used for the next emergency as decided by the ARDFA Executive Team.


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Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.