The Medical Staff Association of The Scarborough Hospital has donated $1,000 to Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Parish, a registered charit y that is eligible for government – matching donations.
“As health care professionals, we are eager to provide assistance in relief efforts following the devastating typhoon that recently hit the Philippines,” explains Dr. Eric Hurowitz, one of the members of the Medical Staff Association leading the donation drive. “We chose Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church based on their work in raising donations that will go directly to those in nee d in the Philippines.
“We encourage all health care professional s to consider this compassionate plea and we challenge all to match or exceed our contribution.”
Accepting the cheque on November 22 was Father Ben Ebcas, Jr., Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church , which is home to the Filipino Catholic Mission that serves more than 200,000 Filipino Catholics in the Greater Toronto Area . To date, the c hurch has raised $153 ,000 for Philippine relief efforts , which the Government of Canada will match dollar – for – dollar.
“It is with profound gratitude that I acc ept this donation on behalf of the more than one million Filipinos affected by Typhoon Haiyan,” says Father Ben. “This $1,000 donation translates into 40,000 pesos, and will go directly to parishes in the Philippines along with 800 boxes of canned goods, c lothing and some medical supplies that we are shipping next week.”