Christian charities are asking the federal government for assist to proceed serving to individuals block coronaviruses
Christian Aid is one of the charities that warn that without government support, they will have difficulty helping those in need(Photo: Christian Aid)
Christian charities have sent a joint letter to the government asking for help so that they can continue to support people struggling with the blockade.
In the letter, they warned that they would see their income "decrease" while their services were "needed more than ever".
"First of all, we would like to thank you for everything you do to guide this nation through this unprecedented situation and for the incredible efforts you have made to keep us in touch with your plans," they write.
"Our world is in the midst of a crisis like no other. Our families, our society and our economy are being challenged in a way that was previously unimaginable.
"Fortunately, this country has a resource to strengthen, support, and find solutions. That resource is the Church: a group of people who know everything about compassionately supporting people in their communities and inspiring others to to do the same.
"In addition to the churches, there are countless Christian charities that exist to equip and support the church while they take care of their surroundings. At the moment, in the most difficult times, we are doing what Jesus told us to love our neighbor."
Signers of the letter include Christian Aid's director, Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, Henrietta Blyth, CEO of Open Doors, Andy Hawthorne of Message Trust, Mark Sheard, interim CEO of World Vision, and Peter Lynas, director of the Evangelical Alliance UK.
They said the pandemic challenged families, society and the economy in "previously unimaginable ways" when they asked the Chancellor to support charities in a similar way to families and businesses.
They continue: "We know that a future economic downturn will mean that our care is needed more than ever. The challenge is that our income will decrease at the same time as the circumstances require us to increase what diminished our ability to support local churches. " do what they do best.
"We appreciate the way the Chancellor helped families and businesses during this crisis, and we urge that the vital work of the nonprofit sector and the Church be supported as we continue to do everything we can."