Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey Relief

To donate to emergency relief for Hurricane Harvey through Episcopal Relief & Development: 

  • online click HERE.  If you contribute online, please inform Brock Carpenter, who tracks our giving responses to ERD, at brockcarpenter@mac.com
  • write a check to Episcopal Relief & Development, put in Brock Carpenter's box in the Farmhouse
  • put into the offering plate on Sunday, made out to ERD
  • mail to the office, made out to ERD

Episcopal Relief & Development reminds us not to send food, clothing or other items because affected dioceses have limited or no capacity to receive, store or distribute goods. It is more efficient and better for the local economy to make a donation. 

Episcopal Relief & Development invites you to join in prayer and support for communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. They are working with dioceses in the hurricane’s path to best support responses and address needs as more information becomes available. Local churches and partners are assessing damage, confirming the safety of members and others in their communities and using available facilities and resources to respond to immediate concerns.

Your contribution to the Hurricane Harvey Response Fund helps Episcopal Relief & Development support Church and other local partners as they
provide critical emergency assistance. I know our hearts and minds are overwhelmed with the disaster and needs of the people affected by  Hurricane Harvey. Here is a link to a video message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, his letter to the church, and a prayer HERE.

We will update you with more information later. The Social Justice & Outreach committee are also exploring how best to support a local church in Houston where there is both need, and a personal connection to St Jude's. 
 

PB Michael Curry:  Long ago the prophet Malachi taught that we are all children of God by virtue of our creation by the same God. “Have we not all one father? Has not one God created us,” he asked (2:10). Jesus taught the same thing when he told a story about a Good Samaritan. We are indeed all the children of God. And if we are all God’s children, then we are all brothers and sisters.

In our recent days, we have watched and witnessed the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  Our brothers and sisters in Texas and Louisiana need our help.

Episcopal Relief & Development reminds us not to send food, clothing or other items because affected dioceses have limited or no capacity to receive, store or distribute goods. It is more efficient and better for the local economy to make a donation.

Episcopal Relief & Development already has actions in place for first-line aid.

To donate to the Hurricane Harvey Response Fund to support impacted dioceses  as they meet the needs of their most vulnerable neighbors after this event, check here.

Sign up on the Ready to Serve page to register as a possible volunteer in the future. Episcopal Relief & Development staff share these lists with dioceses when they are ready to recruit external volunteers.

Bulletin insert for use this Sunday is available here.

The latest Episcopal Relief & Development program updates are available on Facebook, Twitter (@EpiscopalRelief) and on here on the website.

As our fellow Episcopalians minister to those in need they need our help not just now or in the short term, but for the long haul. Our support of Episcopal Relief & Development is a tangible, practical, effective and reliable way to do that. Keep in your prayers the people in Texas and Louisiana whose lives have been forever changed by Hurricane Harvey.

Together we are the human family of God and our efforts in times like these these truly help bring God’s love and ours to our sisters and brothers in great need.

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church

 

Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.