Established as The Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief, this is the collective response of the Episcopal Church to help people in need in the US and around the world. Since its inception in 1940, to assist refugees fleeing war in Europe, this organization has helped people in 100 countries on five continents. More than half of the disaster assistance provided has gone to emergencies right here in the U.S. Their “Project for Hope” are as numerous as they are varied in nature. Contributions go toward the purchase of everything from medical care to seed and fertilizer to sewing machines, sheep and goats. For further information, you are encouraged to check the organization’s web site at www.er-d.org or phone Joyce Hogg at (800) 334-7626 ext. 6027.
Our brothers and sisters in the Gulf Coast urgently need our help.
You may have seen on the news that massive flooding is sweeping through Louisiana and the surrounding area—and the government has officially declared it a disaster zone.
Please make an emergency gift right now to help us aid in the relief efforts.
Louisiana has already seen tremendous damage. Over two feet of rain have fallen… schools and churches are flooded… houses are completely underwater… and more than 30,000 people have been evacuated from their homes.
Some have lost everything.
While many areas have been hit hard by this terrible storm, some of the poorest neighborhoods are seeing the most damage because they're located in low-lying flood areas.
We are working around the clock with local clergy members, organizations and churches to distribute funds and gift cards to help families buy supplies, but more is needed.
Please make an urgent gift to Episcopal Relief & Development today. Your generosity will go directly toward our US Disaster Fund—and help people whose lives have been turned upside down by this devastating flood.
May the Lord be with them in their time of need.