St Peters Collection – Tearfund Coronavirus Relief Appeal - UPDATE
We are thankful to all those who have responded to our St Peters Collection - Tearfund Coronavirus Relief Appeal. To date we have been able to send Tearfund £865.
Many people in the UK have now received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. But millions of people in lower-income countries will have to wait until at least 2022 for a vaccination (Oxfam, 2020).
We refuse to let people living in poverty be left behind. As followers of Jesus, we are committed to following his example of caring for all people – ‘whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:40).
Help end vaccine inequality
The only way out of this pandemic is to recover together – no country is safe until all countries are safe. That’s why we have partnered with the People’s Vaccine Alliance to campaign for everyone in every country to have access to a tested Covid-19 vaccine.
Our local partners are advocating for governments around the world to include vulnerable groups, such as refugees, in their vaccination programmes. And we are asking the UK government to do even more to support lower-income countries.
We are also helping prepare communities for the roll out of a vaccine, including equipping church leaders to share accurate information about Covid-19 vaccines.
Help those in urgent need
It is crucial that we continue to help those most affected by the pandemic as they wait for a vaccine. Many people have been pushed further into poverty due to the economic impact of lockdowns, and they remain at risk from the virus.
Throughout the pandemic we have been working with churches and organisations in more than 50 countries to support the most vulnerable with emergency food and hygiene supplies.
We urgently need your help to continue this life-saving work – before, during and after vaccines become available.
Love our neighbours
In the UK, we are privileged to have relatively easy access to a Covid-19 vaccine. Maybe you’ve already received your vaccine, or are soon to do so. Please consider giving a gift to help our global neighbours who still have a long wait.
Please support our ongoing appeal by praying and giving whatever you can.
If you would like to contribute to our collection in aid of the Tearfund Coronavirus Relief Appeal, please click on the Donate button then complete the form and we will provide further details of how you can give. Thank you!