Press Releases

Earthquake in Nepal

7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on the morning of April 25, causing severe damage and loss of life across the small nation. Episcopal Relief & Development will help meet urgent needs such as food, clean water and shelter, as well as support for assessment and search and rescue teams in the initial phase of

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Episcopal Relief & Development Celebrates 75 Years of Healing a Hurting World at General Convention

June 17, 2015 Episcopal Relief & Development joins the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in celebrating 75 years of healing a hurting world, with a special 75th anniversary reception and a booth featuring the organization’s traveling photo exhibition. Thanking the Church for 75 years of generous support

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Responding to Cyclone Komen in Burma-Myanmar

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the relief efforts of the Church of the Province of Myanmar (CPM) in response to widespread flooding caused by heavy monsoons and Cyclone Komen, which swept through the region on July 30. CPM is providing relief through local teams in six dioceses, and plans to support recovery

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Episcopal Relief & Development Renews Support for Syria's Displaced

August 6, 2015 Episcopal Relief & Development has renewed its support of those impacted by the conflict in Syria through the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches (FMEEC). FMEEC has been responding since the beginning of the crisis more than four years ago, working with host communities and churches to meet the

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Syrian Refugees Seeking Safety in Europe

Episcopal Relief & Development is engaging the Syrian crisis through support to agencies in Syria, to the Diocese of Jerusalem’s Holy Land Institute for the Deaf and in support of large numbers of people traveling out of crisis areas into Europe.  The agency is in contact with Anglican Communion partners

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Responding to Fires in Northern California

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting relief and pastoral care efforts in response to the fires that have caused widespread evacuations and major damage in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. 9/25: Bishop's Statement on Fire Response 9/21: Partnering on Fire Response in Diocese of Northern California

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Responding to Severe Weather from Atlantic Storms

October 5, 2015 Episcopal Relief & Development is in touch with Episcopal dioceses along the US Eastern Seaboard where widespread flooding is prompting evacuations and causing severe damage to buildings and infrastructure. According to The Weather Channel, this ‘1,000-year rain event’ began on October 1, with

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Episcopal Relief & Development Partners with Equal Exchange to Offer Fair Trade Products

June 23, 2015 Episcopal Relief & Development and Equal Exchange have launched a new Fair Trade partnership, offering customers an opportunity to enjoy premium products while supporting small-scale farming communities and healing a hurting world. The Episcopal Relief & Development Fair Trade Project offers a range of

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Episcopal Relief & Development Partners with Texas Dioceses on Flood Response

June 4, 2015 Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Episcopal dioceses of Texas and West Texas in response to severe flooding caused by weeks of heavy rain across the region.  Church teams in both dioceses are providing pastoral care and conducting needs assessments in areas where people lost homes and 

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World Malaria Day 2015: NetsforLife® Doubles Malaria Net Total, Expands Volunteer Capacity

April 23, 2015 In 2014, Episcopal Relief & Development's NetsforLife® program partnership doubled the number of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) distributed since the program's inception in 2006, helping to bring malaria protection to new communities and replace worn-out nets from previous distributions. Between

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