Disaster Response

Articles

December 20, 2017

A woman breaks down and cries in the rubble of her burned-out home after a wildfire in California destroyed it. Photo: Reuters/John Gress

[Episcopal News Service] People would be forgiven if the running list of natural disasters around seemed to pile up in 2017...

December 12, 2017

The Thomas Fire decimated parts of the neighborhood around St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Ventura. Photo: Melissa McCarthy

[Episcopal News Service] As wildfires rampage through Southern California for a second week, Episcopalians are finding basic but...

December 4, 2017

Emergency crews block a roadway as flames spread from a Santa Ana wind-driven brush fire called the Thomas Fire near Ventura, California, Dec. 4. Photo: REUTERS/Gene Blevins

[Episcopal News Service] For some, the warning came via an alert on their cellphones....

November 21, 2017

Volunteers Alicia Wu and Emily Liu, high school sophomores from Los Altos, California, spend Nov. 18 planting organic fava bean seeds in the burned-over vineyards owned by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church member Charles Johnston of Helena View Johnston Vineyards in Napa...

November 21, 2017

[Episcopal News Service – Healdsburg, California] Healdsburg, a quaint little town about 70 miles north of San Francisco, has been through a lot in the past six weeks: a massive fire that burned 36,807 acres came dangerously close to the Episcopal church, and several of its parishioners who...

October 25, 2017

By: Lorraine Candelario, UTO Coordinator, Diocese of Puerto Rico

Here in Puerto Rico, we are all trying to help one another. Puerto Rico is devastated but slowly picking itself up, thanks first to the Lord and to all those who have arrived to keep order and all the humanitarians who are helping. Electrical posts and cables are being restored, and the armed...

October 11, 2017

Huge swaths of Santa Rosa and other Northern California towns have been devastated by fast-moving wildfires. Photo: California Highway Patrol Golden Gate Division

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in Northern California continue to monitor the growing...

October 11, 2017

Huge swaths of Santa Rosa and other Northern California towns have been devastated by fast-moving wildfires. Photo: California Highway Patrol Golden Gate Division

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in Northern California continue to monitor the growing wildfires in their...

October 9, 2017

The neighborhood near Coffey Park, upper right corner, in Santa Rosa, California, appears to have been completely destroyed by a fast-moving wildfire on Oct. 8-9. Photo: California Highway Patrol – Golden Gate Division

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Karen King woke up to flames in...

October 9, 2017

The neighborhood near Coffey Park, upper right corner, in Santa Rosa, California, appears to have been completely destroyed by a fast-moving wildfire on Oct. 8-9. Photo: California Highway Patrol – Golden Gate Division

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Karen King woke up to flames in...

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