Celebrating a year in disaster response

A Year In Review

2020 brought us a global pandemic, ravaging fires and an extremely active hurricane season in the US. Naturally overwhelming, The Episcopal Church rose to the occasion. Through our tear-filled eyes, together we saw opportunities to reach people on the margins. Episcopal Relief & Development partnered with Episcopal dioceses around the country to address food insecurity, provide PPE and other supplies in their communities, leveraging existing assets like gardens, kitchens and relationships with local organizations. Together, we restocked church food pantries, provided mental-health first aid training and ensured safe and secure housing for displaced families. Take a look at this Episcopal Asset Map embed that tells the story of disaster response in the Church this year. Note: You can make a story map too! Simply contact your Diocesan Map Administrator.

Diocesan disaster response and recovery partnerships in 2020:

East Carolina, Mississippi, Central Florida, Eastern Oregon, Tennessee, Missouri, Arizona, South Dakota, Tennessee, Louisiana, San Diego, Ohio, Western Louisiana, Southern Virginia, Indianapolis, West Texas, Texas, El Camino Real, California, Northern California, Oregon, Massachusetts, Spokane, Olympia, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Navajoland, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and North Carolina.