Episcopal Relief & Development

For over 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for more than 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.

Episcopal Relief & Development supports response to hurricane Hanna

Two-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas as it provides emergency assistance in response to Hurricane Hanna in the Rio Grande Valley. The diocese is supplying food, household supplies, and access to medical support for undocumented families and other vulnerable communities.

Devastation in Beirut

One-minute read. Like many of you, I am aghast at the news coming out of Beirut, Lebanon. The huge explosion in the city’s port area claimed many lives and injured many, many more.

Episcopal Relief & Development and program partners respond to COVID-19

Three-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development is providing financial and technical support to partner organizations in Asia, Africa and the Middle East in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The organization continues to be in close contact with partners in 44 countries, including the United States, to provide assistance for communities affected by the novel coronavirus.

Episcopal Relief & Development Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Four-minute read. In mid-March, ERD’s program staff reached out to all their partners to learn how the coronavirus was impacting their communities specifically and to support them as ERD navigates the pandemic together. ERD received over 100 responses from 44 countries around the world.

Episcopal Asset Map adds livestreaming worship option

2-minute read. You can now add information about your church’s livestreamed services to your Episcopal Asset Map entry. The information will be used to build list of livestreamed services in the Episcopal Church.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Six-minute read. We are all following the news of increasing concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. While we don’t want to over-react, we also do not want to underestimate the potential of this situation. We’ve reproduced and summarized the best of the resources we’ve found.

Note: updated 3-12-2020.

Seeing God in the Midst of Disasters

One-minute read. The US Disaster Program supports affected dioceses through our staff and a group of dedicated volunteers called Partners in Response and Resilience. You are invited to become a Partner in Response and Resilience.

Responding to Hurricane Dorian

Three-minute read. In partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, the Episcopal Church in South Carolina, the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, and the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry, Episcopal Relief & Development is giving assistance such as food, water, clothing, shelter and other emergency supplies to individuals and families affected by the storm.

Hurricane Dorian Bulletin Inserts

One-minute read. Episcopal Relief & Development have created bulletin inserts so that you can share information and an opportunity for a compassionate response with members of your congregation

Five Tips for ‘Gifts for Life’

5 minute read. Five personalized ways to support Gifts for Life and spread the word about the good work done by Episcopal Relief & Development. Why not create a ‘ripple effect’ of blessings?

Eight Stories Of Recovery In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Harvey

Ten-minute read. On August 25, 2017, the most powerful storm to hit the state of Texas in more than 50 years pummeled the Greater Houston area. Hurricane Harvey. Tens of thousands of residents were devastated with major damage to property and homes.

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