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Friday, Jul 15, 2011

Dioceses Respond to Storms in South and Southeast

April 29, 2011 Over 300 people have died throughout the South and Southeast after severe storms and tornadoes battered the region, causing widespread damage to homes and civic infrastructure. A large wave of storms struck on April 27, after an earlier cluster of storms had barreled through the Southeast over the 

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Friday, Jul 15, 2011

Bishops Blend Christmas Boxes Now Available from Pura Vida and Episcopal Relief & Development

October 6, 2011 This Christmas, deck the halls with Fair Trade and organic tea and coffee products from Bishops Blend. Four gift boxes are available this year through Pura Vida, Episcopal Relief & Development’s partner in the sale of Bishops Blend products. Fifteen percent of the purchase price goes back to 

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Friday, Jul 15, 2011

Support for Church of Japan in Wake of Disaster

March 15, 2011 Episcopal Relief & Development is sending support to the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (NSKK; the Anglican Communion in Japan) to help with its initial emergency relief efforts in response to the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on March 11. This quake was the strongest to hit the country

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Friday, Jul 15, 2011

In Irene’s Wake, Diocesan Disaster Coordinators Play a Key Role

Latest News: A Status Report on VT Episcopal Churches (Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, courtesy of Episcopal Cafe) 9/2: Post-Irene, Vermont looks at long recovery (ENS) August 31, 2011 Millions of people were impacted by Hurricane Irene as it blasted up the eastern coast of the United States over the 

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Friday, Jul 15, 2011

Flooding in Sri Lanka and Brazil

January 18, 2011 Episcopal Relief & Development has reached out to its church partners in Sri Lanka and Brazil as these countries deal with the aftermath of severe flooding. The agency has responded to needs in Sri Lanka, and awaits the outcome of assessments currently being conducted in Brazil. With at least 32 dead in 

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Friday, Jul 15, 2011

Southeastern Dioceses Prepare to Respond

April 20, 2011 A cluster of tornadoes swept the southeastern US over the weekend of April 16, killing at least 45 people across six states. Episcopal dioceses in the area are working to help congregations assess damage and respond to the immediate needs of members and others in impacted communities. Episcopal Relief 

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