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Please enjoy the many stories illustrating how lives are transformed through the shared abundance of our partners and friends. Be sure to sign up to receive inspiring new stories and multimedia features throughout the month. Join us and be a part of this caring, compassionate community!

By Xerxes Eclipse

Changing How the Story Ends

Xerxes shares how inspired he has been by the giving hearts of donors to Episcopal Relief & Development.

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By Sean McConnell

Loving God, Yourself and Others in Disaster Response

In this blog, Sean McConnell reminds us that disaster response is not a sprint, but a marathon and that an essential part of helping others begins with love.

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By The Reverend J. David Knight

Lessons from Katrina and How to Help After A Disaster

The 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina was last week, coinciding with the landfall of Hurricane Harvey and now Irma. In this blog, the Rev. David Knight offers a reflection on how he and his community recovered from this catastrophic disaster. As we respond to immediate and long-term needs during intense hurricane season, Father Knight shares thoughtful tips and lessons for anyone who wants to help communities impacted by the storms.

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By Rob Radtke

Hurricane Harvey 2017: What can I do to help?

Learn how you can help in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. President of Episcopal Relief & Development Rob Radtke writes about the three R's of disaster: Rescue, Relief and Recovery, then reminds us that our response to Hurricane Harvey and disasters like it are a marathon, not a sprint. 

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By Richard Hoff

Faithful Giving Impacts Generations To Come

A conversation with Reverend John Buenz, a long-standing giving partner of Episcopal Relief & Development, shows how faithful giving can impact generations to come. 

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By Sara Delaney

Farmers' Faces Tell A Joyful Story Despite Unpredictability

In this blog, Senior Program Officer, Sara Delaney celebrates the farmers she's worked with throughout the years.

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By Faith Rowold

E-CARE housing withstands earthquake in the Philippines

But there was a bright spot. Floyd’s email shared the news that in Sabang Bao, a neighborhood of Ormoc City that had been very badly hit by Typhoon Haiyan, the houses built by ECP after the typhoon were completely unscathed by the earthquake...

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By Dr. Cathy Slemp

When Floods Rose, Churches in West Virginia Connected Assets

Episcopal Churches in West Virginia pooled together their assets when rainstorms and flooding hit last June. In this blog, discover how asset recognition is vital to making it through a tumultuous time. 

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By Laura Lane-Reticker

#ForSuchATime | Alleviating Hunger in Nicaragua

Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to join The Episcopal Church and our ecumenical partners, to participate in the #ForSuchATime movement. On the 21st of each month through December 2018, the community is called to pray, fast and act to fight hunger and poverty around the world. In this article, we look at the successful agricultural training program that is helping to alleviate hunger and end poverty in Nicaragua.

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By Trevor LaVine

Healthy and Happy Futures Begin at ECD Centers in Zambia

Meet Trevor, a young person who is helping Episcopal Relief & Development heal a hurting world. Discover what Trevor learned from his recent trip to Zambia where he photographed our Early Childhood Development forum.

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