Disaster Response

Articles

September 14, 2016

St. Francis Episcopal Church in Denham Springs, Louisiana, just east of Baton Rouge was flooded with 2- to-3 feet of water. Now gutted, church leadership is waiting on government officials to decide whether the buildings will need to be elevated before rebuilding. Photo: Karen Mackey/Diocese...

June 28, 2016

A June 27 posting on the Facebook page of St. James’ Episcopal Church, Lewisburg, caught the spirit of the post-flood days in the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia. Photo: Greenbrier Valley Flood Recovery and Relief via Facebook

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in the Diocese of...

April 28, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Although most of the water has receded, residents in Montgomery County are now facing a harsh reality after historic floods that devastated the Greater Houston area last week—many have uninhabitable homes and others have no federal aid from the Federal Emergency...

April 21, 2016

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting local church partners in Texas, Ecuador and Japan as they respond to recent disasters. Throughout, local churches are reaching out in their communities to assess needs and accompany people as they...

April 17, 2016

Red Cross members, military and police officers work at a collapsed area in the Tarqui neighborhood of Manta on April 17, 2016, after an earthquake struck off Ecuador’s Pacific coast. Reuters/Guillermo Granja

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Episcopalians...

September 4, 2014

[Episcopal Diocese of Olympia] Five months after a major mudslide occurred near Oso, a rural area of Washington State approximately 60 miles northeast of Seattle, Episcopalians in the Diocese of Olympia are expressing their gratitude to all who’ve donated to the ongoing relief efforts while...

March 17, 2014

Volunteers unload donated material at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn, New York shortly after Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew

[Episcopal News Service] The Occupy Sandy network that sprung up in the days after...

September 17, 2013

Chris (L) and Shanda Roberson (C) carry a flood soaked antique trunk from their garage in Longmont, Colorado September 16, with son Rowen (R) looking on. Seven people were confirmed dead and at least 1,500 homes destroyed in Colorado after a week of rare, torrential...

April 16, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

As you most likely already read, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori called for prayer following the explosions in Boston, MA, and offers the following prayer:

Gracious God, you walk with us through the valley of the shadow of death.  We pray that the suffering...

December 22, 2012

By: Wendy Johnson

Every day I receive emails filled with resources intended to help us all sort out our feelings and reactions to the tragedy in Newtown. There’s no possible way for me to post all of them, however these seemed particularly useful for Episcopalians:

How to Make Sense of the Senseless, a...

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