June Web Series Feature Partners in Nicaragua and Friends in California

June 23, 2011

The Power of Partnerships this month illustrates how clean water and sanitation can break the cycle of water-borne disease. Episcopal Relief & Development’s partners in Nicaragua, El Porvenir and CEPAD (the Council of Protestant Churches in Nicaragua), are working in rural communities to ensure that wells are dug and maintained properly – providing a sustainable source of clean water – and building sanitary latrines to keep the land and groundwater free of contamination.

June’s Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development tells the story of how one little girl, six-year-old Hannah from St. George’s Episcopal Church in La Cañada, California, had the faith and fortitude to launch a bake sale to raise money for relief work in Japan. Through prayer, and with help from her mom, Hannah inspired her congregation to band together to assist others halfway around the world.

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.epsicopalrelief.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. Together with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners, Episcopal Relief & Development rebuilds after disasters and empowers people by offering lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.