Relief efforts in China continue, World Vision Canada CEO visits site
MISSISSAUGA ON, June 2 /CNW/ - World Vision is assisting
250,000 survivors of the devastating cyclone that hit Myanmar on May 2,
despite challenges faced by its aid workers to access the hardest hit
Irrawaddy Delta region.
World Vision staff members are also on the ground in China, assisting
survivors amid fears of aftershocks and flooding following the powerful
earthquake that devastated the province of Sichuan three weeks ago.
In Myanmar, World Vision relief communications manager Chris Webster is
available for interviews about how communities are coping in the aftermath of
the cyclone. World Vision Canada has raised more than $3.5 million for Myanmar
relief efforts, which will be matched by the Canadian government until
World Vision Canada President and CEO, Dave Toycen is in the
quake-affected zone in Guangyang, China this week where he will be meeting
survivors and visiting one of the organization's two recovery centres for
children. World Vision has raised $2.5 million for relief efforts in China,
which will be matched by the government until June 23.
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion,
race, ethnicity or gender.
For further information:
For further information: To arrange an interview with Dave Toycen or
Chris Webster, please contact: Yoko Kobayashi, (905) 565-6200 ext. 2151, (416)
671-0086 (cell), yoko_kobayashi@WorldVision.ca; Note: World Vision Canada
staff member Alice Ho (Chinese speaker) is travelling with Dave Toycen and is
also available for interviews