Press Releases

2013 Matching Gift Challenge Benefits Programs Worldwide

February 20, 2014 A generous pledge of $500,000 in matching funds from a group of committed Episcopal Relief & Development donors led to an overwhelming response during the 2013 Matching Gift Challenge.  Inspired by the agency’s mission and moved to action by the opportunity to have gifts matched dollar-for-

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Partners in Philippines Respond Ecumenically to Super Typhoon Haiyan

On the morning of November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the central Philippines, causing widespread damage and knocking out power and communications lines.  The Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP) has completed the initial relief phase of its response to Typhoon Haiyan – known locally as 

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Church’s Typhoon Response Builds Resilience, Boosts Economy

March 4, 2014 The Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP) has completed the initial relief phase of its response to Typhoon Haiyan – known locally as Yolanda – and will continue to assist impacted communities in rebuilding homes and rehabilitating livelihoods.  Episcopal Relief & Development supplied 

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Oso Mudslide Response

The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia’s disaster coordinator, Dave Baylor, is providing technical support to congregations whose members and neighbors were impacted by the mudslide in Oso, Washington, on March 22. April 3, 2014 March 28, 2014 March 26, 2014 April 3, 2014 The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia’s

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Solomon Islands Flooding

April 24, 2014 From Anglican Alliance: A recent update from the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) Provincial Disaster Committee has highlighted the immediate and effective response of the Church to communities affected by flash-floods in the Solomon Islands. Read more April 8, 2014 Episcopal Relief &

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By Boat or by Bike, NetsforLife® Reaches Communities to End Malaria

April 23, 2014 NetsforLife®, Episcopal Relief & Development’s award-winning, flagship malaria prevention program, stands with its partners and participating communities to call for international action on World Malaria Day, April 25. Since NetsforLife® launched in 2006, the program has distributed over 11.2

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South Sudan Church Expands Aid Amidst Conflict, Begins Healing and Reconciliation

May 13, 2014 Episcopal Relief & Development is strengthening the crisis response of the Episcopal Church in South Sudan & Sudan (ECSSS) by providing financial and technical assistance to its humanitarian arm, SUDRA (the Sudanese Development and Relief Agency).  Since February, SUDRA has provided food for 70,000

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Responding to Texas Border Crisis

Please read below for updates on how Episcopal Relief & Development is responding to the current Central American migrant crisis.   7/10: Coordinating call with Episcopal dioceses, EMM and others 7/1: Assisting St. John's in McAllen, Texas July 10, 2014 On July 8, Episcopal Relief & Development 

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Supporting Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem’s Response in Gaza

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem’s Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City with funding for food and fuel as it responds to urgent needs during the current crisis. 9/8: [ACNS] Anglican-supported Gaza hospital faces a future treating severe injuries, trauma 8/20: 

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Responding to Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone and Liberia

DownloadFull Page Bulletin Insert(PDF | JPG)   Download Half Page Bulletin Insert(PDF | JPG) Your help will enable the Churchto assist those most vulnerable.Donate to the Ebola Response Fund. Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the Anglican Diocese of Bo in Sierra Leone a

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