Traditionally the Session tries to keep the Loonie offerings close to home but this month we have decided to support a worthy organization doing a good work in the hardest hit areas of our world. Doctors Without Borders Canada (click to view their webpage).
“Founded to save lives and speak out, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a Nobel Prize-winning emergency humanitarian medical organization that has helped tens of millions of people since its founding in 1971. MSF now has more than 40,000 staff members on the front lines of humanitarian crises in close to 70 countries.”
“It is easy to write inspiring words to define an organization’s mission – it is much harder to put those principles into practice. At the core of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s identity is a commitment to independence, neutrality and impartiality. These are the MSF principles.
These ideals have driven every aspect of our work – from medical care and logistics to finance and communications – since MSF was established in 1971.
Our commitment to these principles, and the impact of the organization built on them, was recognized in 1999 when we were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize was accepted by then MSF International President, Dr. James Orbinski.”
You can give your Loonie offering in three ways:
1 Place your gift in the Loonie jar at Church (it will not be receipted)
2 Place your gift in the collection plate designated to Loonie offering; or mail your donations to; St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1981 9th Ave. NE, Salmon Arm BC, V1E 2L2 or e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org designated to Loonie offering. (these gifts will be receipted by St. Andrew’s)
3 Give directly to Doctors Without Borders via their website (above) or the address below.
Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada
551 Adelaide Street West,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 0N8
+1 (800) 982-7903