Stories

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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 adapt to the effects of a changing climate. Join us on this life-changing journey. Subscribe below!
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Thursday, Sep 07, 2017

Lessons from Katrina and How to Help After A Disaster

The 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina was last week, coinciding with the landfall of Hurricane Harvey and now Irma. In this blog, the Rev. David Knight offers a reflection on how he and his community recovered from this catastrophic disaster. As we respond to immediate and long-term needs during intense hurricane season, Father Knight shares thoughtful tips and lessons for anyone who wants to help communities impacted by the storms.

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Monday, Aug 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey 2017: What can I do to help?

Learn how you can help in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. President of Episcopal Relief & Development Rob Radtke writes about the three R’s of disaster: Rescue, Relief and Recovery, then reminds us that our response to Hurricane Harvey and disasters like it are a marathon, not a sprint. 

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Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017

Faithful Giving Impacts Generations To Come

A conversation with Reverend John Buenz, a long-standing giving partner of Episcopal Relief & Development, shows how faithful giving can impact generations to come. 

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Thursday, Aug 03, 2017

Farmers’ Faces Tell A Joyful Story Despite Unpredictability

In this blog, Senior Program Officer, Sara Delaney celebrates the farmers she’s worked with throughout the years.

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Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017

E-CARE housing withstands earthquake in the Philippines

But there was a bright spot. Floyd’s email shared the news that in Sabang Bao, a neighborhood of Ormoc City that had been very badly hit by Typhoon Haiyan, the houses built by ECP after the typhoon were completely unscathed by the earthquake…

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Friday, Jul 21, 2017

When Floods Rose, Churches in West Virginia Connected Assets

Episcopal Churches in West Virginia pooled together their assets when rainstorms and flooding hit last June. In this blog, discover how asset recognition is vital to making it through a tumultuous time. 

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