Saturday, April 20, 2013
In this blog Katie Mears, Director of our US Disaster Preparedness
and Response Program, reiterates the importance of disaster
preparedness and shares some tips on how to create your...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
At the invitation of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, we
visited the area affected by the March 2, 2012 tornados, rated EF-4
(second most destructive). This storm left a swath of death...
Saturday, January 14, 2012
“The Episcopal Church in Haiti and CEDDISEC have helped many people
to rise up and take steps forward toward healing and restored
hope.” - Père Frantz (Fanfan) Cole January 12, 2010, marked a new
Friday, September 9, 2011
I hope that folks are now used to hearing about disaster
preparedness—the billboards, the ads on TV. “Make a kit, have a
plan, be informed.” I worry sometimes, though, that we’re
forgetting why we do...
Thursday, September 8, 2011
In my new position as Assistant Priest at St. Mary’s Episcopal, I
was surprised and delighted to find that people found my triathlon
hobby charming. I had already signed up for Nation’s, and...
Friday, June 17, 2011
This is my ninth year serving as a volunteer Episcopal Relief &
Development Diocesan Coordinator in Province IV, the largest in the
Episcopal Church. I believe we have some of the most...
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
On this, the one-year anniversary of the devastating 7.0 earthquake
that struck Haiti the 12th of January 2010, the Episcopal Diocese
of Haiti reflects on one of the most difficult years in...
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
It has been almost one year since the devastating earthquake hit
Haiti. As the anniversary approaches, many aid organizations and
news services are running competing stories about what...
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I’ve had the fortune of interacting with donors to Episcopal Relief
& Development for almost a decade now. We’re
partners. The donors and us. I’ve always believed
that. We save lives and rebuild...
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday was a rich day filled with visits to communities engaged
in cash-for-work programs.One of the big challenges that
large-scale disasters bring is the breakdown of the routines of
Friday, January 15, 2010
Somehow, I went to bed on Tuesday night in denial. By
Wednesday morning that was over. I had that awful feeling in
the pit of my stomach. It was the same feeling I had after
the tsunami and the...