September Web Series Feature Partners in North Dakota and Friends in Wisconsin, Hawai’i and Oregon

September 21, 2011

The Power of Partnerships this month features the disaster response work of the Rev. Canon John Floberg and the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota in Minot, where the Souris River caused severe flooding. There, Episcopal Relief & Development will be supporting the hiring of a construction manager and a volunteer coordinator to assist with long-term recovery work.

September’s Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development celebrates the athletic achievements of the Rev. Gary Manning of Wisconsin, a cyclist; the Rev. Ben Nelson of Hawai’i, a marathoner; and the Rev. Betsy Tesi of Oregon, a triathlete. All three competed in events over the summer and early fall, and raised awareness and support for Episcopal Relief & Development.

The monthly Power of Partnerships and Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development web series feature stories about the agency’s partners in the US and worldwide. Visit to find past installments, find information about our programs or make a contribution. You can also call 1.855.312.HEAL. 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 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.