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2012 Press Releases

Partners Respond to Isaac in Haiti and Louisiana

September 13, 2012 Episcopal Relief & Development is assisting local partners in the southeastern United States and the Caribbean as they respond to damage and other challenges caused by Hurricane Isaac. Isaac swept over Haiti and the Dominican Republic as a tropical storm on August 24 and 25 before gathering strength and 

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Isaac Weakens but Leaves Severe Flooding

August 29, 2012 -- Updated Hurricane Isaac made landfall in southeastern Lousiana Tuesday evening as a Category 1 storm, with pouring rain and 80-mile-per-hour winds. The storm began losing power as of Wednesday afternoon, but has already caused extensive flooding in New Orleans and other areas in Louisiana, Alabama and 

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Haitian Church Prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac

August 23, 2012 According to news and weather sources, Tropical Storm Isaac may strengthen to hurricane level as it reaches the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Friday. In Haiti, heavy rain and severe winds would pose significant danger to the hundreds of thousands of people who are still living in temporary shelters and 

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Partners in Southeast Asia Respond to Monsoon Flooding

August 20, 2012 Heavy monsoon rains and severe flooding are widespread through a large part of southern and southeastern Asia, impacting millions of people.  Currently, Episcopal Relief & Development is working through local partners in the Philippines and a remote region in eastern India to provide emergency relief.

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August Web Feature Highlights Friends in Texas

August 15, 2012 This month’s Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development celebrates the success of a benefit production of “Godspell” put together by teens in DeSoto, Texas, under the leadership of high school junior Benjamin Wright. Through cash and in-kind donations, Benjamin and his crew were able to 

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May Web Feature Highlights Friends in Atlanta

May 22, 2012 This month’s Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development focuses on the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta's efforts to engage congregations and communities in the fight against malaria through the NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund. The feature especially highlights 11th-grader Adriana Embus, the winner of the

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NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund Matching Gift Challenge Doubles All Donations through May 25

March 29, 2012 Beginning in Lent and continuing through May 25, donors have the opportunity to make their dollars go even further toward fighting malaria in Africa. During this period, any donation made to the NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $430,000, thanks to a group of generous 

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March Web Features Highlight Partners in Zambia and Friends in Virginia

March 15, 2012 This month’s Power of Partnerships illustrates the impact of women’s empowerment and gender awareness programs in rural communities, with a story about a woman who invited her husband to participate with her in an adult literacy program and craft training workshop. Learning and growing together,

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February Web Features Highlight Friends in Florida and Partners in Guatemala

February 21, 2012 This month’s Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development celebrates the “Give a Goat” Coffee House put on by the youth group at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Marco Island, Florida. The event featured live music, a variety of goat milk products and an appearance by a real baby goat.

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Congregations to Commemorate Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on February 26

February 15, 2012 Congregations around the Episcopal Church are invited to commemorate Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on February 26. At the 2009 General Convention, Lent was designated as a time to remember and support the organization’s work worldwide. Many congregations will do so on the first Sunday in Lent

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