2012 Press Releases

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012

Haitian Church Prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac

August 23, 2012 According to news and weather sources, Tropical Storm Isaac may strengthen to hurricane level as it reaches the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Friday. In Haiti, heavy rain and severe winds would pose significant danger to the hundreds of thousands of people who are still living in temporary shelters and 

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Monday, Aug 20, 2012

Partners in Southeast Asia Respond to Monsoon Flooding

August 20, 2012 Heavy monsoon rains and severe flooding are widespread through a large part of southern and southeastern Asia, impacting millions of people.  Currently, Episcopal Relief & Development is working through local partners in the Philippines and a remote region in eastern India to provide emergency relief.

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Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012

August Web Feature Highlights Friends in Texas

August 15, 2012 This month’s Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development celebrates the success of a benefit production of “Godspell” put together by teens in DeSoto, Texas, under the leadership of high school junior Benjamin Wright. Through cash and in-kind donations, Benjamin and his crew were able to 

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Thursday, Jul 05, 2012

June-July Web Feature Highlights Partners in Myanmar/Burma

July 5, 2012 This month’s Power of Partnerships celebrates the success of an innovative program in Myanmar/Burma to boost crop production and improve soil quality through the use of Effective Microorganism (EM) technology. “Starter” bacteria strengthen the helpful microbes in the local soil and make a 

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Thursday, Jun 14, 2012

Episcopal Relief & Development Pledges to Make Child Survival a Priority

June 14, 2012 Episcopal Relief & Development is participating in the Child Survival Call to Action event being held in Washington, DC, on June 14-15. Convened by the governments of the United States, India and Ethiopia, in collaboration with UNICEF, this high-level forum brings together an array of 

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Friday, Jun 01, 2012

Judi Liriano, Beloved Friend and Colleague

June 1, 2012 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”–Matthew 11:28 (NRSV) It is with sadness that the board and staff of Episcopal Relief & Development mourn the passing of our colleague, Judi Liriano. We join Judi’s family and friends in 

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