September Web Series Feature Giant Book Sale in North Carolina and Disaster Preparedness in US Dioceses

September 20, 2010

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

This month’s Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development tells the story of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, and their decades-long tradition of holding an annual book sale to benefit local and international charities. Organizers work year-round to sort through donations, with their efforts culminating in one of the largest book sales in the South. Episcopal Relief & Development has been a beneficiary of the event since 2002.

September being Disaster Preparedness Month, this installment of Power of Partnerships features diocesan partners in the US who are proactively creating disaster preparedness plans, including the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia. Learn how leaders there are working to ensure the safety of communities in their diocese, and visit the resource library for more information on emergency planning and response.

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 strengthens communities today to meet tomorrow’s challenges. We rebuild after disasters and empower people by offering lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.