July Web Series Feature Partners in Solomon Islands and Friends in Mississippi

July 20, 2011

The Power of Partnerships this month highlights the work of Episcopal Relief & Development’s partner, the Anglican Church of Melanesia, to equip farmers in the Solomon Islands to respond to rising sea levels. By employing innovative permaculture methods and importing saline-resistant plants from neighboring islands, farmers on the remote atoll of Ontong Java are ensuring that their families and neighbors will have a sustainable source of locally grown food.

July’s Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development celebrates chicken salad, barbecue and all the hard work that makes the Eight O’May luncheon at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Columbus, Mississippi, such a wonderful annual event. Episcopal Relief & Development has benefited from this fundraiser, organized by the Episcopal Church Women of St. Paul’s, which supports a variety of local and international ministries.

The monthly Power of Partnerships and Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development web series feature stories about the agency’s partners in the US and worldwide. Visit www.episcopalrelief.org to find past installments, find information about our programs or make a contribution. You can also call 1.855.312.HEAL. Gifts can 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.