COVID-19 Pandemic Response

COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Episcopal Relief & Development staff are in regular contact with partners around the world and in the United States to provide technical expertise and financial assistance in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Episcopal Relief & Development staff are supporting partners around the world and in the United States in response to needs created by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The organization is providing technical expertise and tools to assist as partners adjust programming with necessary physical distancing and enhanced sanitation protocols in order to keep program staff, volunteers and beneficiaries safe. Episcopal Relief & Development is also providing emergency assistance such as food, medical supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitation kits.

The US Disaster Program has created a number of resources, including webinars, toolkits and Bible Studies, to support dioceses in a faith-based response to epidemics and pandemics.

As of August 31, 2021, Episcopal Relief & Development’s COVID-19 response programs have reached over 2.1 million people around the world. Internationally, the organization has worked with 58 global implementing partners to fund 76 emergency responses and three resilience projects in 38 countries. In the US, we have partnered with 18 dioceses, reaching more than 23,000 people with emergency assistance.

Learn more about our efforts in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States.

Our COVID-19 response work is supported by a generous grant from Trinity Church Wall Street and other donations.


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Updated March 25, 2022