GIVE: Episcopal Relief & Development – Disaster Relief

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

Please pray for all those impacted by disasters of all kinds–COVID-19, wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes, cyclones, explosions and more. So many are experiencing personal loss, hardship, barriers and inconvenience in ways that seem unimaginable.

Though efforts are being made internationally as well as national, state and local levels, with grass roots organizations and countless self-sacrificing individuals, we find ourselves at various stages of a very long process all over the map. Church communities often serve as a place people turn to for comfort and assistance within their surrounding community. Under the current COVID-19 mandates, with social distancing with varying restrictions depending on local, we are invited to participate in new and creative ways to gather online and provide support.

One of Christ’s core commandments to His followers is to love thy neighbor as thy self. It’s important that we reach out to care for the most vulnerable members and neighbors of these communities.

PLEASE HELP – SO MANY COMMUNITIES ARE BEING IMPACTED BY DISTASTERS
Your donation to Episcopal Relief & Development will provide the Church and our partners in the communities they serve with resources to provide critical emergency assistance to those in greatest need.

To keep updated on our efforts LOCALLY AND AROUND THE GLOBE, go to Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2020 Press Releases

Please GIVE in support of our collective efforts by following the link: MAKE A DONATION to Episcopal Relief & Development, choose from the list of funds, select the amount you would like to donate, and click “Give.”

With heartfelt gratitude, we Thank You for any and all contributions. 

Consider, too, becoming a PRAYER PARTNER and receiving inspirational prayers  – “ACCOMPANY US IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY AND DURING TIMES OF CELEBRATION.”

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Disaster Relief for California Wildfires

Our sister diocese to the north, the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California in partnership with Episcopal Relief & Development will be accepting donations in response to California wildfires.

Please see ways you can donate to disaster relief below…

TO DONATE ONLINE

Go to: http://www.norcalepiscopal.org/disaster-relief and select “click here now

TO SEND A CHECK

Please make checks payable to “EDNC” and put “Disaster Relief” on the memo line.

Checks may be sent by mail to:
The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
350 University Avenue, Suite 280
Sacramento, CA 95825

WHERE DOES MY DONATION GO?

100% of your donation will go directly to assist victims in the first stage of the disaster and later during long term recovery.

Thank you in advance for your help in reaching out to those who are in need of our love, care and support at this time.

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Donate to The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California – Disaster Relief

Episcopal Diocese of Northern California responds to the Camp Fire disaster.

The EDNC continues to reel from the impact of the “Camp Fire” in Paradise and surrounding areas. “Family, friends, and loved ones have been displaced. More and more stories are emerging,” reports the diocese, “and the scope of the devastation is truly impossible to imagine, as we start to understand what it means to have a whole town destroyed at one time.” In addition to the loss of property, as of Friday the confirmed death toll stands at 66, with over 600 people listed as “missing”.

A core disaster relief team that is “boots on the ground” has been established at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chico, 12 miles east of Paradise, the diocese announced. “We will update ​the diocese as we understand more of the needs and how we can best respond as the disaster moves from first responder to recovery stage. Our response team is doing a great job building on their existing connections and networks, as the wider community of Chico pulls together. The Episcopal Church is a part of this response, thanks to the ongoing work of the clergy and laity at St. John’s over the years.”

TO DONATE ONLINE

Go to: http://www.norcalepiscopal.org/disaster-relief and select “click here now

TO SEND A CHECK

Please make checks payable to “EDNC” and put “Disaster Relief” on the memo line.

Checks may be sent by mail to:
The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
350 University Avenue, Suite 280
Sacramento, CA 95825

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Disaster Relief – Episcopal Relief & Development & more

EPISCOPAL RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT U.S. DISASTER FUND

Please support Episcopal Relief & Development’s response to the fires in Northern California, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria, tornadoes, earthquakes and more by making a donation to the U.S. Disaster Fund.

PUERTO RICO RELIEF UPDATE

In the wake of Hurricane Maria which caused unprecedented devastation in Puerto Rico when it swept through on September 20, the Episcopal News Service reports that the crisis is still ongoing. Coordinating donations with local agencies to get basic supplies to those who most need it is a logistics challenge that Episcopal Relief & Development is working on daily, along with many others. Read the full story here and consider supporting ER&D’s Hurricane Relief Fund to have a donation targeted specifically to hurricane-damaged areas.

FOCUS ON NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRES

In addition to donations through Episcopal Relief and Development mentioned above, here are other ways to respond:

DIOCESE OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BISHOP’S DISCRETIONARY FUND

Bishop Barry, Canon Andrea, Margaret Dunning, and other clergy and staff of the Diocese of Northern California continue to work closely with Episcopal Relief & Development. The organization has approved a grant for the diocese’s fire relief effort and disbursement of that money will begin this week. Donations can be made to the bishop’s discretionary fund.

PRAYERS

Pray for all those impacted, including those affected by the Bear Fire, and for all firefighters and personnel battling the fire.

ECR DIOCESAN CONVENTION OFFERING

Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves has announced that the offering at our 2017 Diocesan Convention in Salinas will be directed to the Diocese of Northern California to support relief work and rebuilding.

WEBSITE FOR UP-TO-DATE FIRE INFO

For accurate and current information on the 2017 fires, please visit the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services website. The site features an updated overview, traffic conditions and road closures, wildfire maps, and more.

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GIVE: Episcopal Relief & Development

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew to the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, Episcopalians have been asking how to respond. Episcopal Relief & Development is working closely with our partners in the region to reach the most vulnerable.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

Please pray for all those impacted by the hurricane, for continued operations to rescue and restore the hardest hit communities, and for church communities who are reaching out to care for their most vulnerable members and neighbors.

GIVE: consider making a donation. Contributions to the Hurricane Matthew Response Fund will help Episcopal Relief & Development support Church and other local partners as they provide critical emergency assistance to those most in need.

Please download the accompanying form to make your donations in support our disaster relief efforts – see below.

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