Our hearts are breaking at the news reports of the devastating earthquake in Ecuador and the historic flooding in Texas. Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is already on the ground in both areas providing direct relief — and will be there to provide post-disaster development aid.
On April 16, 2016, the coast of Ecuador was hit by a massive 7.8 earthquake. More than 270 people have been killed. Thousands of people have been injured and displaced. Working with local church partners, steps are being taken to respond.
Record floods struck Houston and parts of Southeast Texas on April 18, 2016. Thousands of people were evacuated and over a 1000 homes flooded. Episcopal Relief & Development has partnered with the Diocese of Texas to provide temporary housing, pastoral care and other emergency assistance using a trained network of church volunteers.
Support One or Both
To support people suffering in the aftermath of these major events, please donate online or at the table on the lawn on Sunday, April 24.
Thank you for your compassion, your generosity and your prayers.
For more information contact Susan Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626.583.2741