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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.
With Episcopal Relief & Development’s support, the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana assembled a disaster-response team before Hurricane Ida made landfall in August of 2021 to work with neighboring dioceses, evacuation sites and clergy.
Episcopal Relief & Development Program Officer Tamara Plummer shares her first-hand experience on the importance of the Episcopal Asset Map and how the collaborative project between Episcopal Relief & Development and The Episcopal Church allows congregations to respond to disasters in the most under-resourced and unrepresented communities in the United States.