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...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
In my work as Communications Officer for Episcopal Relief &
Development, I get to talk to a lot of wonderful people in
congregations across the country about the ways they engage with
our mission of...
Friday, November 16, 2012
In mid-October, I traveled with Katie Mears, our Program Manager
for US Disaster Preparedness and Response, to the town of West
Pittston, Pennsylvania. West Pittston had suffered severe
Friday, November 2, 2012
We face a difficult and cold weekend here in the Tri-State area.
The initial devastation of Hurricane Sandy has been shocking.
Now, however, we are entering a slow-motion disaster as much of...
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
This guest post is adapted from an article by the Rev. John Major,
Rector, and Janine Ungvarsky, FLOODCare Coordinator, of Trinity
Episcopal Church (West Pittston, Pennsylvania). Father John is...
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...
Sunday, February 26, 2012
This week, a group of Episcopal Church leaders and lay members have
been on a study tour in Ghana, West Africa, to visit Episcopal
Relief & Development field partners and programs. Some of...
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
“In times like these we all need to keep moving.” - Mr.
PompeeMr. Pompee, age 72, was one of 66 individuals employed in an
Episcopal Relief & Development–supported employment project in
Thursday, December 29, 2011
By the time you read this blog post, Advent will be long gone. All
of the waiting and preparation is completed: the gifts wrapped and
unwrapped, Christmas pageants rehearsed and performed,...
Friday, September 9, 2011
This guest post by Anne Ditzler, Senior Program Director at the
Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF), is reposted with permission from
the ECF Vital Practices blog.Two nights ago I arrived home to...
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...
Monday, August 29, 2011
✓ Watching the news for weather
updates? Check. ✓ Providing
everyone with information on how to safely shelter in place?
Check. ✓ Updating the phone/e-mail
list to facilitate...
Friday, June 17, 2011
In the weeks that have passed since the Annual Meeting of the
Episcopal Relief & Development Network of volunteers, I have
been reflecting on my experience there and as part of this
Friday, June 3, 2011
A certain family of five lived in the land of the rising sun, where
there was a big flood. One member of the family died, leaving
the family with just four. The surviving members were grieved
Thursday, October 28, 2010
In my work at Episcopal Relief & Development, one of the things
that continually surprises me is just how many Episcopal
congregations around the country are actively engaged in disaster
Friday, July 23, 2010
Rob Radtke tours one of five new homes in St. Mathieu Parish,
near LéogâneOur departure from Port-au-Prince was delayed for
three hours because of reports of demonstrations and three burned
Saturday, June 12, 2010
In this second guest post by Episcopal Relief & Development
Volunteer Network members, Judy Quick, Coordinator for the Diocese
of Alabama, reflects on her experience at the recent annual meeting
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Following the recent meeting of the Episcopal Relief &
Development Volunteer Network in Belize, I have asked some of our
Network Diocesan Coordinators to share about their experiences.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Many of our friends and supporters have helped Episcopal Relief
& Development shape its strategic goals for the coming
triennium. Thank you. I want to report back that
at its most recent board...