Announcement from US Disaster Program Team from Episcopal Relief & Development
Over the last month, we have seen an incredibly active Atlantic hurricane season and many other disasters in the US and abroad. Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Dioceses of Texas, West Texas, Central Florida, Florida, Southeast Florida, Southwest Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Vanuatu, Cuernavaca, Southeastern Mexico and Kamango to respond to the current disasters. Our prayers are with those affected and those responding. We are in close contact with church leadership in the affected areas, and our partners have begun responding to the immediate needs and are planning for longer term responses. Our staff has been on the ground in Texas, Florida, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to help leadership discern these responses, and these churches are doing incredible work to meet immediate needs post-disaster.
We are so thankful for everyone who has reached out with offers of help and support. Right now, our partners in areas affected by the hurricanes are not ready to accept volunteers outside their region, though once they are ready to accept outside volunteers they will have access to the Ready to Serve database.
To help the hurricane response, consider donating to the Hurricane Relief Fund.
For up-to-date information about dioceses responding to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, please click here.
To place your name on a list of volunteers use this website: https://www.episcopalrelief.org/what-you-can-do/volunteer/ready-to-serve