November Web Series Feature Partners in Uruguay and Friends in Iowa

November 22, 2010

The November installments of Episcopal Relief & Development’s two popular web series, Power of Partnerships and Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development, are now available online. Each month, these series highlight the work of those partnering with the agency to help people affected by poverty and disease worldwide. 

Power of Partnerships this month highlights the work of El Sembrador, an organization working in a disadvantaged area of southern Uruguay to help families and communities feed themselves by planting vegetable gardens. Growing fresh produce helps families eat a more balanced diet, and selling surplus vegetables at the market brings in much-needed income.

November’s Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development tells the story of the Rt. Rev. Alan Scarfe, the intrepid Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, whose runs for charity have raised funds for projects all over the world. This month, he and his daughter ran the New York Marathon to gather pledges to help provide clean water on two continents.

Find past installments of Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development and Power of Partnerships on our website. To learn more about our programs or make a contribution, visit, or call 1.855.312.HEAL (4325). 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 of the United States 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.