Our Stories of Lasting Change are filled with hope, inspiration and love in action. They reflect the experiences of Episcopal Relief & Development partners, staff, participant communities, volunteers and friends who are moved to make a measurable difference in the lives of vulnerable women and children and help communities prepare for and recover from climate-influenced events. Join us on this life-changing journey. Subscribe below!
In 2007, two young boys from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Bethesda, Maryland, collected coins from students during Sunday School for Episcopal Relief & Development’s Gifts for Life campaign. Fifteen years later, the church celebrates the ongoing efforts and their nearly a quarter-million-dollar contribution.
Santos and 987 farmers and gardeners received climate resilience training from CEPAD and Episcopal Relief & Development in 2022. Santos has implemented new practices that increased yields thanks to the training, making him more financially secure. Santos’ success story is a testament to the effectiveness of climate resilience training in promoting sustainable agriculture and improving livelihoods for farmers in Nicaragua.
Following the 2021 Northern California wildfires that burned over 200,000 acres, displaced many, and destroyed homes, schools, and businesses, Episcopal Relief & Development worked with partners to help restore and rebuild.
In the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana partnered with Episcopal Relief & Development for a second year of long-term recovery programming.
Since 2015, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working within the interfaith community in Liberia to end violence against women and girls. In July 2023, Episcopal Relief & Development staff will join thousands of others at the Women Deliver 2023 Conference in Rwanda. The conference aims to galvanize participants to take action to advance gender equality and reduce gender-based violence.