Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) is the compassionate response of the Episcopal Church to human suffering in the world.
Episcopal Relief & Development works both in the United States and abroad. ERD’s work includes preparing for and recovering from climate-influenced events such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters and emergencies. This includes the organization’s response to the deadly earthquakes in Haiti, the several major hurricanes to hit the U.S and the Caribbean and the wildfires in California now and in recent years.
ERD’s mandate comes from Jesus’s words found in Matthew 25:
Lord, when was it that:
We saw you go hungry and gave you food?
We saw you thirsty and gave you something to drink?
We saw you a stranger and welcomed you?
We saw you sick and took care of you?
We saw you in prison and visited you?
“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
Please give from your heart!
Sincerely, Susan L. Grant, Member of the Outreach and Missions Committee