Stay connected to the latest events and our response to disasters through our Facebook page. Please join me in prayer and partnership, and use this bulletin insert to help spread the word in your congregation.
In Christ's service,
The Rev. Daniel Rift Director, ELCA World Hunger and Lutheran Disaster Response Funding Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Episcopal Relief & Development is a charity of The Episcopal Church that does excellent work and is responsible with its donations. It excels in the aftermath of a natural disaster, when enthusiasm and attention from the rest of the world begins to wane.
The Diocese of Southwest Florida supports the work of Episcopal Relief & Development every year, and additionally when there are events of disastrous proportions.
Again, I invite you to participate. Your generosity personally and in your congregation is a gift to bring God’s healing to broken people.
Connect: In the diocese, we have a new Episcopal Relief & Development Coordinator, Ellen Lightner. She is beginning to connect with local parish Episcopal Relief coordinators across the diocese. Her goal is to encourage the ongoing work of the charity by supporting a network of parish-based efforts. Please email her about ongoing support for Episcopal Relief & Development HERE.
Tell Your Story: We want to hear what you are doing to help in the aftermath of Dorian. Send your ideas HERE. We will post them on our Episcopal Relief & Development page HERE.