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An email from Rob Radke, President of Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD)

As we awaken to darkened homes and severe damage, an unprecedented storm has pummeled the entire mid-Atlantic region.

Hurricane Sandy swept through the Caribbean on October 25 before continuing up the East Coast and making landfall in central New Jersey on October 29. The storm has caused record flooding in some areas and left an estimated 6 million people on the Eastern Seaboard without power.

Urgently – without a moment’s delay – Episcopal Relief & Development needs your help to respond to this catastrophic storm.

As the crisis unfolds, we are working with affected dioceses to assess needs and to provide critical, life saving assistance, as well as long-term recovery aid in the aftermath.

Donate now to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Hurricane Sandy Fund.

Be as generous as you can and please join me in praying for the safety and welfare of all those affected by this devastating weather event.

Yours faithfully,
Robert W. Radtke
President

Editors’ note: bulletin inserts to assist congregations in making donations are here.

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States. As an independent 501(c) (3) organization, Episcopal Relief & Development takes its mandate from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25. Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Together with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners, Episcopal Relief & Development strengthens communities today to meet tomorrow’s challenges. We rebuild after disasters and empower people by offering lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.