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 assemble permissions, props, costumes and technical elements for the show, so the full amount of box office sales could be donated to Episcopal Relief & Development for projects that provide sustainable sources of nutritious food and clean water.

The Power of Partnerships and Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development web features present stories about the agency’s partners in the US and worldwide. Visit to read past installments, find information about our programs or make a contribution. Please note that our web features are now on an alternating schedule. The next Power of Partnerships will be published in September.

For more information or to make a gift, please call 1.855.312.HEAL (4325). Donations can also be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church and an independent 501(c)(3) organization. The agency takes its mandate from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25. Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Episcopal Relief & Development works closely with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners to help rebuild after disasters and to empower local communities to find lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.