Responding to disasters

Episcopal Relief & Development’s US Disaster Program works in areas across the United States that have been affected by disasters. By offering resources and training to help communities prepare for disasters and providing emergency support, we help vulnerable groups of people to make a full and sustained recovery.




Responding to disasters

Explore Resources and tools

The Episcopal Asset Map and Disasters

Use the Episcopal Asset Map to locate areas within your diocese that should mobilize during disasters.

Why Prepare?

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, disasters are still happening and preparedness continues to be necessary. Learn more about how disasters affect you and your neighbors.

Understanding the Phases of a Disaster

Most disasters have three distinct, sometimes overlapping phases: Rescue, Relief and Recovery. Gaining an understanding of each phase will help you give the right support at the right time.

What Can I Do During the First Few Days After a Disaster?

When we see images of people suffering, we want to do something. However, sometimes outside help complicates a response. Here are some ways you can be helpful while you watch from afar and wait to help.

Resource Library

Episcopal Relief & Development offers diverse resources for disaster preparedness and response, clergy care and formation for adults and children. Explore the Resource Library to find tools for many different occasions.

US Disaster News Archive

Browse past issues of Lamplight, the newsletter of Episcopal Relief & Development’s US Disaster Program.

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