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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.
Episcopal Relief & Development is in contact with the Diocese of Hawai’i in the wake of wildfires that have killed at least 55 people and displaced hundreds of families on Maui.
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.
Through Ibihwa Christian and Vocational Training Centre, a program of Episcopal Relief & Development’s partner, The Diocese of Central Tanganyika, Festo, a deaf man, gained his welding certification. After graduating, Festo and his classmates began strategizing how to earn enough money to purchase the welding and other equipment needed for their careers.