October Web Feature Highlights Friends in New York

October 18, 2012

This month’s Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development celebrates the success of the Calvary’s Ark project, launched by Calvary Episcopal Church of Williamsville, NY, in fall 2011. Families, individuals and parish groups – including the congregation’s three youth groups – donated funds to purchase an “ark” full of animals from Episcopal Relief & Development’s Gifts for Life catalog. A plywood ark, decorated by members of the congregation, helped keep the momentum going through the project’s conclusion in May 2012. By the end, Calvary had raised funds to supply animals and agricultural training to dozens of families in communities where Episcopal Relief & Development is active.

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 www.episcopalrelief.org 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 November.

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.