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Episcopal Relief & Development Responds to Hurricane Matthew

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting disaster response efforts in Haiti and several Episcopal dioceses in the United States following Hurricane Matthew, which blasted through the Caribbean as a Category 4 storm before moving up the Atlantic coast and causing damage from Florida through southern Virginia.

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Congregations Prepare for Advent and Support Episcopal Relief & Development with Gifts for Life

Congregations across The Episcopal Church are preparing for the holiday season with Advent resources and gift ideas featuring Gifts for Life, Episcopal Relief & Development’s alternative giving catalog.

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Episcopal Relief & Development and Islamic Relief USA Announce Pathbreaking Partnership on Gender-Based Violence in Liberia

Episcopal Relief & Development and Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) have launched a partnership to increase engagement among Christian and Muslim faith leaders to end gender-based violence (GBV) in Liberia.

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Episcopal Relief & Development Supports California Fire Response

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the disaster response efforts of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, where crews have recently contained the Blue Cut fire in the hills north of San Bernardino.

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Gulf Coast Episcopal Dioceses Respond to Severe Flooding

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting diocesan leaders along the Gulf Coast who are coordinating flood response efforts after several days of heavy rainfall across the region.

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Episcopal Relief & Development Highlights Updated CDC Zika Guidelines

Episcopal Relief & Development urges concerned individuals to refer to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the most up-to-date information on Zika virus, following reports that 14 cases in Miami likely resulted from local mosquito-borne transmission.

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Episcopal Relief & Development Supports All Saints’ Syrian Outreach Ministry in Belgium

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the outreach efforts of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Waterloo, Belgium, to provide meals and other needed services for people seeking safety from violence in Syria and elsewhere in the region.

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Episcopal Relief & Development Supports SUDRA's Response to Unrest in South Sudan

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the emergency response of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan & Sudan through its humanitarian arm, SUDRA (the Sudanese Development and Relief Agency). SUDRA is providing for the immediate needs of approximately 220 households taking refuge on Cathedral grounds after fighting erupted in the South Sudanese capital of Juba on July 7.

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Episcopal Relief & Development Supports West Virginia Flood Response

June 29, 2016 Episcopal Relief & Development is providing financial and technical assistance to the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia following historic floods that killed at least 23 people and displaced thousands across the mountainous southern part of the state. FEMA reported on June 27 that electricity, gas and water

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Canadian Church Partners Respond to Fires in Alberta

May 13, 2016 Episcopal Relief & Development is in contact with its Canadian counterpart, the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), following wildfires in Alberta that began on May 1. Fort McMurray, in the Diocese of Athabasca, has been very severely impacted by the blaze, which destroyed more than 1,600

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